Hedge Funds

The headquarters of Fannie Mae are seen October 21, 2010 in Washington, DC. The Federal Housing Finance Agency announced today that U.S.-backed mortgage firms Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which have already required $148 billion in bailouts, may now need up to $363 billion in taxpayer-funded Treasury Department aid under …

Fannie and Freddie Shares Soar on Hopes of Hedge Fund Windfall

Some of the hedge funds that long ago made bets on the recovery of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have greatly benefited in the first few weeks of 2019 as a Trump appointee ascended to become the acting chief of the regulator in control of mortgage giants.

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Hedge Fund Donations: $123 Million to Hillary Clinton, $19 Thousand to Donald Trump

Democrats have spent years insisting there is too much money in politics and angling to impose heavy regulations on Wall Street investors and hedge fund managers. But a review of political donations by hedge fund donors finds their big money has heavily favored Hillary Clinton over businessman Donald Trump.

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Puerto Rico Intends to Default Despite U.S. Aid

Despite Congress being ready to pass special legislation to restructure its $70 billion in debt, the Governor of Puerto Rico announced that the U.S. Territory will default on July 1.

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Maher: Trump ‘Pretty Good’ On Taxing the Rich

HBO host Bill Maher stated Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is “pretty good” on taxing hedge fund managers and closing “loopholes on the super rich” on Friday’s “Real Time.” Maher said, “here’s the interesting thing about Donald Trump, why it’s a