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Hedge Fund Investing and Politics

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As Pennsylvania voters headed to the polls on Tuesday, Andrew Ross Sorkin of The New York Times looked at where hedge funds have been placing their political bets. While Senator John McCain, and perhaps to a lesser extent Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, might seem like the natural favorites for hedge fund managers, Senator Barack Obama has been getting contributions from many of the most highly paid hedge fund bosses — the kind that make a half a billion dollars a year. Why? In Tuesday’s DealBook column, Mr. Sorkin offers a few reasons. One is that, unlike Mr. McCain and Mrs. Clinton, Mr. Obama is relatively new to ...
open to a limited range of investors that undertakes a wider range of investment and trading activities in addition to traditional long -only investment funds, and that, in general, pays a performance fee to its investment manager . Every hedge fund has its own investment strategy that determines the type of investments and the methods of investment it undertakes. Hedge funds, as a class, invest in a broad range of investments including shares , debt and commodities . Some people consider the fund created in 1949 by Alfred Winslow Jones to be the first hedge fund. As the name implies, hedge funds often seek to hedge some of the ...
Harry Wilson, A Comptroller Candidate Of Means
actually doubled his income, gave more to charity and even spent more on household help, according to the tax returns he released today, reports our City Hall Bureau's Kate Lucadamo after combing through reams of paperwork: But his bump in earnings are a product of his relationship with Silver Point Capital , the Connecticut-based hedge fund where he was named partner in 2007. That’s when his income soared to $7.6 million -- from $3.9 million in 2006, when he had a much smaller piece of the Silver Point pie, his camp said. In 2008, his income, which also includes interest and losses on all investments, dipped to $6.2 ... market research, surveys and trends
Harry Wilson's Millions | Politics on the Hudson
Wilson, 38, who lives in Scarsdale, earned more than $20 million from 2005 through 2008 as a hedge-fund partner at Silver Point Capital, according to four years of tax returns his campaign let reporters review today. Relatively speaking, some years were better than others for Wilson, who retired from investing in late 2008 to focus on his family, he has said. He earned $2.4 million in 2005, and his income peaked in 2007 at $7.6 million, after he became a general partner at the Greenwich, Conn.-based firm and started to get a bigger share of the firm’s profits. How much of his own money Wilson plans to put into his ... market research, surveys and trends


Dealbook - Putting a Bull's-Eye on a Tax Loophole -
’s budget is a proposal that has the fast money crowd up in arms: “Tax carried interest as ordinary income.” It sounds like something only a certified public accountant would care about. But in fact, the Obama administration wants to close one of the biggest tax loopholes on Wall Street — one nobody seemed to notice in good times, when everyone was minting money. As things stand now, private equity firms and hedge funds get a much better deal from the taxman than the rest of us. They are taxed at a mere 15 percent — the capital gains rate — on most of their income, instead of the higher regular ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
For Obama, a Struggle to Win Over Key Blocs - New York Times
Mr. Obama remains ahead of Mrs. Clinton in delegates, in the popular vote and in national polls, and Mrs. Clinton certainly has her own problems trying to herd Democrats into her corner. But just when it seemed that the Democratic Party was close to anointing Mr. Obama as its nominee, he lost yet again in a big general election state, dragged down by his weakness among blue-collar voters, older voters and white voters. The composition of Mrs. Clinton’s support — or, looked at another way, the makeup of voters who have proved reluctant to embrace Mr. Obama — has Democrats wondering, if not worrying, about what ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Why We Must Pass the Wall Street Reform Bill
Below this short blog post, you will find a very lengthy description of what victories were won in the Wall Street reform bill, what compromises were made, and what defeats were suffered. It is, on balance, an argument for why we should pass the Wall Street reform bill, and a roadmap of where the fight continues. Senator Russ Feingold is a personal hero of mine. Yesterday, he posted an editorial explaining why he is opposing this bill. I am not going to pick a fight with Senator Feingold over what he could have done, or should have done on the bill. While this is a rebuttal of sorts, mainly it is to let people know that ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Andy Stern: Invest Social Security Funds In Wall Street
Andy Stern, a key member of the deficit commission, is pushing to invest a significant portion of the Social Security trust fund in private companies through the stock market, the former labor leader told HuffPost. Stern, taking a break from one of the few public meetings of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, said that Social Security "needs to be, like any pension fund, brought back into balance." There were several ways to bring the fund into balance, he said, but one that he favors consists of "investing some percentage of government money in the stock market, as they do in Canada. Not ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


Hedge Fund Activism, Corporate Governance, and Firm Performance
Sep 22, 2006 ... hedge funds to participants in the hedge fund industry and obtained ..... include words or phrases that connote value investing, such as ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Hedging Your Bets: A Heads Up on Hedge Funds and Funds of Hedge Funds
hedge funds pool investors' money and invest those funds in financial instruments in an effort to make a positive return. Many hedge funds seek to profit in all kinds of markets by pursuing leveraging and other speculative investment practices that may increase the risk of investment loss. Unlike mutual funds, however, hedge funds are not required to register with the SEC. Hedge funds typically issue securities in �private offerings� that are not registered with the SEC under the Securities Act of 1933. In addition, hedge funds are not required to make periodic reports under the Securities Exchange Act of ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
The Benefits of Hedge Funds: 2006 Update
There are several ways in which qualified investors can partake in hedge fund exposure. The first is investing directly with a hedge fund manager through ...
WikiAnswers - What is the meaning of hedge fund and why they are ...
A hedge fund, as the name suggests, is a fund that has "hedges"--or preventative measures--in place so that the fund will (theoretically) do well in a bull or bear market. That might mean that hedge fund managers buy stocks for the long haul, while also shorting stocks or buying options in case stock prices go down, for example. They might also make big bets on certain sectors (such as natural resources or the mortgage market) that can earn huge returns if they're right--or cause the fund to go bust if they're wrong (as well as shaking up Wall Street in general. So much for the "hedges.") They ...
The difference between mutual fund, investment banking and hedge ...
Will someone please differentiate between the three for me? What do they do? How are they different? Who makes the most money? Mutual funds in general provide investment programs for investors. In general they buy multiple stocks to reduce risk providing diversification and hopefully high returns or income to their investors. Investment banks in general are Wall Street Banks which create underwriting of stocks, Mergers and Acquisitions, bonds, money markets, mutual funds, pensions, muni's, and loans. The investment banks provide more services especially to government, companies, utilities to set up the business ...