Some of the worst-performing funds in 2014 were ones managed by John Paulson, who rose to fame by making billions of dollars from a shrewd bet against the US housing market in the runup to the financial crisis.

If Steven A Cohen’s investment firm were operating as a hedge fund, it would have been one of the industry’s most profitable in 2014. Mr Cohen’s famil(...)

Central Park in south Dublin which was acquired by Green Reit and Kennedy Wilson earlier this year. Photograph: Alan Betson /THE IRISH TIMES

Charles O’Rourke reckons it’s different this time as he jumps into the real estate game. The 81-year-old retiree says he took “massive” losses on his (...)

David Tepper, president of Appaloosa Management, earned some $3.5 billion in 2013 according to Alpha magazine.  Photograph: Peter Foley/Bloomberg

The world’s 25 best-paid hedge fund managers saw their wealth soar by 50 per cent last year to a combined $21.1 billion, as surging equity markets led(...)

Goldman Sachs called gold bullion a “slam-dunk” sell in October. Photograph: Mario Tama/Getty Images

Investors are dumping gold-backed exchange-traded products at the fastest pace since the securities were created a decade ago, mirroring the steepest (...)

Former Goldman Sachs economist Jim O’Neill

Former Goldman Sachs economist Jim O’Neill, who popularised the Brics (Brazil, Russia, India, China) as an investment concept, is now making the case (...)

Myles Lee, chief executive of CRH.  The company had a poor day on the Dublin stock exchange yesterday. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Stocks were generally a touch stronger yesterday, as investors took comfort from Federal Reserve nominee Janet Yellen’s comments on taking care not to(...)

It is safe to presume that the excitement surrounding Bank of Ireland’s trip beyond the 20-cent frontier this week was not particularly contagious bey(...)

Former Goldman Sachs bond trader Fabrice Tourre was found liable for fraud for his role in a failed mortgage deal that cost investors $1 billion. Photograph: Reuters

A jury found former Goldman Sachs Group Inc vice president Fabrice Tourre liable for fraud for his role in a failed mortgage deal that cost investors(...)

“On Wall Street, a culture of greed just won’t let go”, the New York Times headlined last week, following the publication of a survey of attitudes to (...)

Fabrice Tourre no longer works for Goldman Sachs but the bank is paying his legal fees in his civil trial. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

Fabrice Tourre, the former Goldman Sachs banker who became a symbol of the financial crisis, will have his day in court when his civil trial begins (...)