Tag Archives: 100-million


U.S. pay czar says he can “claw back” exec compensation

Reuters – Kenneth Feinberg, the Obama administration’s pay czar, said on Sunday he has broad and "binding" authority over executive compensation, including the ability to "claw back" money already paid, and he is weighing how and whether to use that […]

Dealing With Phibro: The Best Choice for Citigroup

New York Times Blogs – Selling a controlling stake in Phibro won’t cut it for Citigroup, Breakingviews writes. Sure, it would probably quell some of the uproar around the flashpoint that put Citi’s full ownership of Phibro, a commodities trading […]

Despite Pressure, Hedge Funds Resist Reducing Fees

New York Times – Despite the industry’s record losses in 2008, hedge funds generally aren’t lowering their fees without concessions from investors, such as longer lock-up periods and commitments of at least $100 million, money managers and consultants tell Bloomberg […]

HSBC fund avoids directional bets in choppy markets

Reuters UK – HSBC Halbis fund manager Jim Dunsford is favouring trades exploiting price discrepancies, rather than big bets on market movements, because he believes markets are still in unknown territory. Dunsford manages the 100 million euro (85 million pound) […]

Brazil’s Top Hedge Fund Says Real Rally Almost Over

Bloomberg – Most of the gains in Brazil’s currency and interest-rate futures markets this year are over, said Beny Parnes, chief strategist at BBM Gestao de Recursos Ltda., manager of Brazil’s top-performing hedge fund. BBM pared back leveraged bets that […]

5:15 Capital Starts Hedge Fund With Nod to Who Song

Bloomberg – Three traders from Brevan Howard Asset Management LLP and RBS Greenwich Capital Markets started a government-bond hedge fund named for one of their favorite songs by the Who. 5:15 Capital Management LLC, named for the track “5:15” on […]

Commoditrade Plans to Start Energy Hedge Fund in Fourth Quarter

Bloomberg – Commoditrade Inc. plans to introduce an energy hedge fund in the fourth quarter, complementing a fund that invests in industrial metals. The new fund will use the relative-value strategy followed by the metals fund, Chief Executive Officer David […]

Larger/Younger Hedge Funds Reported Better Returns for 2008: Study

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) -While previous research has confirmed the widely held belief that emerging funds tend to outperform older and larger funds, hedge fund performance in 2008 saw a partial reversal of that trend, according to PerTrac Financial Solutions […]

Spanish bank to repay $235M it withdrew from Madoff scheme

USA Today – A Spanish banking giant that channeled $3 billion of its clients’ funds to Bernard Madoff has agreed to repay more than $235 million it withdrew from the confessed Ponzi scheme architect in the months before the scam […]

Why private equity regulation may be unnecessary

GrowthBusiness.co.uk – Its proposals would, if enacted, put an additional burden on both funds and the companies in which they invest. They have been greeted with dismay in the City, but what would they mean for the industry? The central […]

Silo Forges $100M Venture With Private Equity Players

GlobeSt.com – Locally based direct private lender Silo Financial Corp. has formed an alliance with a New York City-based private equity fund to concentrate on non-performing loans, says Silo founder Jonathan Daniel. The fund has earmarked $100 million "for opportunistic […]

City hits out at EU hedge fund proposal

Times Online – The role of the City of London as one of the world’s preeminent financial centres came under attack for the second time in two weeks yesterday, this time from proposed EU rules for private equity and hedge […]

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