SEC Splits on BofA Business Curbs An internal disagreement within the Securities and Exchange Commission is threatening potentially lucrative revenue streams at Bank of America Corp. , according to people close to the situation. At stake is whether banks should face business restrictions after settling SEC enforcement actions. The SEC is deadlocked on whether to allow Bank… Read more »
Ackman Said to Plan Public Hedge Fund in London One of Wall Street’s boldest investors, the billionaire hedge fund manager William A. Ackman, is building an unusual multibillion-dollar war chest. While hedge funds typically raise funds privately, the founder of the $13 billion Pershing Square Capital Management is planning to tap the public stock market. Mr…. Read more »
I recently attended a hedge fund conference. In a sign of the times the format was a half day and presented in an austere, no frills environment…coincidentally the same room where I was married but that is a subject for another day.
How Pension Placement Agent Exploited Political Ties (Update1) – Bloomberg.com. May 18, 2009 Kudos to Bloomberg to an excellent review of where we are with the placement agent model and the use of the politically connected to make introductions. – Apparently the well-connected politically – democrats mostly – have spent their time in… Read more »