Unstructured Finance

John Thaler’s JAT thaws some more in December

December 22, 2011

By Katya Wachtel

John Thaler’s hedge fund, JAT Capital, had a meteoric rise through much of 2011, generating a 38 percent return at its peak in early September.  Since then, Shumway Capital alum has ebbed, though he’s still beating a ton of his competitors.

Stevie Cohen Unplugged

By Jennifer Ablan
December 13, 2011

By Jennifer Ablan

Steven A. Cohen, one of the world’s most successful and secretive billionaire hedge fund managers, shared some of his thinking on insider trading, something his worst critics have alleged SAC Capital knows a thing or two about.

Phil Falcone’s ray of sunshine

December 12, 2011

By Matthew Goldstein

Leave it to Phil Falcone to find a glimmer of good news to relay to the beleaguered investors in his Harbinger Capital Partners. A day after U.S. securities regulators threatened to sanction the billionaire hedge fund manger for alleged trading irregularities, Falcone told investors in his roughly $4 billion firm that not all is lost.

Steve Cohen’s forbidden transcript

August 2, 2011

By Matthew Goldstein

Hedge fund titan Steve Cohen is taking steps to appear more open these days.  Over the past year or so, he’s been showing up at industry conferences, charity events–even allowing himself to be photographed with his wife for a glossy spread in Vanity Fair magazine.

A bank account free from political posturing?

July 25, 2011

By Matthew Goldstein

A measure aimed at protecting companies from community bank failures may be finding new life as a way to guard against the fallout from the political squabbling in Washington, D.C. over raising the debt ceiling.

Deals wrap: Doubts grow over BSkyB bid

July 8, 2011

The British government said it would take the closure of the Rupert Murdoch tabloid, News of the World, into consideration when deciding on the mogul’s bid to buy BSkyB.

John Paulson and his god-like status

June 11, 2011

By Matthew Goldstein

By most objective measures, hedge fund magnate John Paulson isn’t having a particularly good year.

David Einhorn’s nothing month

June 8, 2011

By Matthew Goldstein

If numbers told the entire story, one might conclude that hedge fund manager David Einhorn took the month of May off.

The search for Einhorn’s gold

May 31, 2011

 

By Matthew Goldstein

These days, all anyone wants to talk about with David Einhorn is his tentative $200 million investment in the New York Mets. But baseball may not be the hedge fund manager’s only interest in Queens–the New York City borough where the Mets play their home games.