Sunday, 29 March 2015
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Feb 25 2008 | 2:17pm ET
Hedge funds remain a danger to the economy, according to a Congressional report released today.
“There is still potential for systemic risk” to the economy, Rep. Paul Kanjorski (D-Pa.), head of the House Capital Markets Subcommittee, said of hedge funds, in spite of industry efforts to improve management and transparency. “We need to ensure that we have adequate knowledge of this sector of our capital markets and effective market discipline, especially as the pension assets of more and more Americans are invested in hedge funds.”
The report, prepared by the Government Accountability Office, was released by Reps. Kanjorski, Michael Capuano (D-Mass.) and Barney Frank (D-Mass.), who commissioned it in 2006.
Hedge funds “require continued monitoring by regulators and counterparties,” it concludes.
“Not all investors have the capacity to analyze the information they receive from hedge funds.”
In spite of the dire warnings, none of the three lawmakers behind the report called for new legislation to rein hedge funds in.
“The dynamic nature of the financial markets requires that we continue to examine evolving practices in this area,” Frank said.
Mar 9 2015 | 6:35am ET
As more investors look to diversify, many are beginning to use retirement funds to invest in alternative assets such as private equity and real estate. Kelly Rodriques, CEO & President of PENSCO Trust Company, explains how companies can connect with those looking to use their retirement accounts in a different way. Read more…
Mar 20 2015 | 12:45pm ET
StreetWise Partners, a non-profit organization that works with low-income individuals to help them overcome employment barriers, raised over $275,000 at the 2015 Raising the Ante Charity Poker Tournament and Casino Event last Wednesday evening at Capitale. Here are some photos from the event. Read more…