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Jeffrey Gundlach, on his year as new ‘King of Bonds’

When Bill Gross shocked the investment world on Sept. 26 by storming out of Pimco, the most prominent bond investor in the world didn’t stop leaving people stunned. It was later revealed by Reuters that Gross had paid an unlikely visit to his fiercest rival: Jeffrey Gundlach. For two decades, the two had no relationship or interaction at all, even though their personas were intertwined, compared and contrasted often in the financial media and by other bond market players. (Morningstar named Gros

Alexander Soros says environmental activists should be considered ‘great heroes’

Alexander Soros, the son of legendary investor George Soros, said the death of a Peruvian environmental activist fighting to save the Amazon rainforest moved him to act. On Monday in a New York City ceremony, the Alexander Soros Foundation will be honoring Edwin Chota, a Peruvian activist who campaigned against illegal logging in the Amazon, along with three of his colleagues, who were shot and killed in a remote corner of the rainforest in the Peruvian region of Ucayali.

Pimco CEO Hodge still taking resumes

Pimco's latest hiring – or rehiring -- spree isn't done just yet. The bond giant has been rebuilding itself, and particularly its leadership team, since co-founder Bill Gross’ unexpected departure on Sept. 26, which came eight months after his top deputy Mohamed El-Erian quit amid acrimony.

GMF @HedgeWorld West, World Bank/IMF and Financial & Risk Summit Toronto 2014

"What matters most to investors today is not so much what something is called but what is its behavior," Rachel Minard told the forum, ahead of the conference. "What investment instruments are being used -- what is the ROI relative to cost, liquidity, volatility, market exposure, price/rates and is this the most "efficient" method by which to achieve return. What's great from our perspective is the meritocracy of the business today -- the proof necessary to validate the effective and sustainable

How Babel became Symphony

How an internal Goldman communications platform turned into an industry-wide initiative, under several different names.

Lessons from Buffett-palooza: Six months in

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett laughs at a town hall style meeting with business students broadcast by financial television network CNBC at Columbia University in New York, November 12, 2009. REUTERS/Mike Segar

‘Bond King’ Gross speaks to 700 at Pimco client event in Big Apple

Bill Gross did something last week he rarely does -- venture from his Newport Beach, Calif. home to meet with investors twice. First in Chicago at the Morningstar Investment Conference where he made waves for donning sunglasses and joking he'd become "a 70-year-old version of Justin Bieber," and then, the next day at a less-publicized event for 700 clients in New York City.

Jim Chanos, bad news bear, urges market prudence

Prominent short-seller Jim Chanos is probably one of the last true “bad news bears” you will find on Wall Street these days, save for Jim Grant and Nouriel Roubini. Almost everywhere you turn, money managers still are bullish on U.S. equities going into 2014 even after the Standard & Poor’s 500’s 27 percent returns year-to-date and the Nasdaq is back to levels not seen since the height of the dot-com bubble in 1999.

Jim Chanos, bad news bear, urges market prudence

Prominent short-seller Jim Chanos is probably one of the last true “bad news bears” you will find on Wall Street these days, save for Jim Grant and Nouriel Roubini. Almost everywhere you turn, money managers still are bullish on U.S. equities going into 2014 even after the Standard & Poor’s 500’s 27 percent returns year-to-date and the Nasdaq is back to levels not seen since the height of the dot-com bubble in 1999.

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