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Washington Leak Culture Meets Wall Street's Insider-Trading Cops

Washington Leak Culture Meets Wall Street's Insider-Trading Cops

The federal prosecutors who sent Wall Streeters to prison for trading on insider information are taking on Washington’s culture of leaks in a first-of-its-kind trial next week.

Current Kentucky Retirement Systems Trustees Considering Throwing Predecessors Under the Bus to Get Blackstone and KKR

Is a pension fund management revolution brewing in what would seem to be the most unlikely place, that hotbed of corruption, the Kentucky Retirement Systems?
Leaky-Washington Defense Set for Fund Consultant on Trial

Leaky-Washington Defense Set for Fund Consultant on Trial

A Washington consultant charged with passing government information to hedge funds was part of a Washington culture where leaks and sharing information are the norm, his lawyer said at the start of an

Report: 9 Cryptocurrency Hedge Funds Have Closed in 2018

Bloomberg reported Monday that nine cryptocurrency hedge funds have shut down in the first quarter of 2018.
Medicare Official Says He Reacted to Rate Leaks With ‘Extreme Anger’

Medicare Official Says He Reacted to Rate Leaks With ‘Extreme Anger’

The former head of the government agency that sets Medicare reimbursement rates told a jury he reacted with "extreme concern and extreme anger" when he learned about leaks of planned changes in
These Hedge Fund Trades Can Escape New Carried Interest Limits

These Hedge Fund Trades Can Escape New Carried Interest Limits

The Internal Revenue Service knocked down one way for hedge fund managers to dodge restrictions in President Donald Trump’s tax law. But for some managers, there’s still a way out.
House Clears Bill That Makes It Easier to Soften Volcker Rule

House Clears Bill That Makes It Easier to Soften Volcker Rule

The U.S. House passed legislation Friday that would make the Federal Reserve the sole regulator in charge of the Volcker Rule.
Delivering Your Tax Refund Is the Least of the IRS’s Problems

Delivering Your Tax Refund Is the Least of the IRS’s Problems

For Tax Day this year, House lawmakers are focusing on a familiar target -- the Internal Revenue Service.
Warren Gets Scant Help From Wall Street Watchdogs on #MeToo Push

Warren Gets Scant Help From Wall Street Watchdogs on #MeToo Push

Elizabeth Warren is struggling to get data that shows how bad sexual harassment might be on Wall Street.
Finance Is Killing the News

Finance Is Killing the News

Earlier this month, the 50 remaining staffers at The Denver Post fought to save their paper from their hedge fund owner, Alden Global Capital. Facing steep cuts, the paper’s editorial board took a
Foreign Investors’ Love Affair With Mexico Ignores Populist’s Rise

Foreign Investors’ Love Affair With Mexico Ignores Populist’s Rise

Talk to most foreign investors about Mexico these days and you’ll likely to hear the same mantra: focus on Nafta now and worry about the upcoming presidential election later.
Sears C.E.O. Seeks to Buy the Retailer’s More Valuable Parts

Sears C.E.O. Seeks to Buy the Retailer’s More Valuable Parts

Edward S. Lampert, whose hedge fund owns a controlling stake in Sears, has been trying for years to save the troubled retailer.
Sears C.E.O. Says His Firm Would Buy Retailer’s Kenmore Brand

Sears C.E.O. Says His Firm Would Buy Retailer’s Kenmore Brand

Edward S. Lampert, whose hedge fund owns a controlling stake in Sears, has been trying for years to save the troubled retailer.
Call Him Mr. Impeachment: Tom Steyer’s War Against Donald Trump

Call Him Mr. Impeachment: Tom Steyer’s War Against Donald Trump

A lot of Democrats think the billionaire investor is the wrong man with the wrong idea. Ask him if he cares.

Bank of America Is Closing My Three-Year-Old's Account Over Crypto

My daughter is 3 years old. Bank of America is closing her account because of her “risk profile” and a highly indirect “connection” to cryptocurrency.
HNA, SkyBridge Drop Deal as Scaramucci Plans Return

HNA, SkyBridge Drop Deal as Scaramucci Plans Return

HNA Group Co. and SkyBridge Capital have agreed to drop the Chinese conglomerate’s plan to acquire the investment firm. Founder Anthony Scaramucci will return as a co-managing partner.
Chinese Firm Scraps Deal to Buy Anthony Scaramucci’s Hedge Fund

Chinese Firm Scraps Deal to Buy Anthony Scaramucci’s Hedge Fund

Anthony Scaramucci, President Trump’s former White House communications director, had agreed in January 2017 to sell his stake in his SkyBridge hedge fund to HNA Group.
D.C. Consultant Among Four Guilty in Political Intelligence Case

D.C. Consultant Among Four Guilty in Political Intelligence Case

A jury’s verdict sent a warning to Washington’s political intelligence industry and funds that rely on it: Trading on government secrets is as risky as using insider corporate information.
D.C. Consultant Found Guilty of Stealing Medicare Secrets

D.C. Consultant Found Guilty of Stealing Medicare Secrets

A Manhattan jury convicted a Washington consultant of stealing government secrets as part of a scheme to pass insider tips to hedge funds.

After five years of failure, hedge funds are beating the stock market again

Over the past one, three, and five years, hedge funds have underperformed the overall stock market, providing 53-73% of the returns over those periods. Not…