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AIG Gains From Hedge Fund Rebound After $2 Billion of Losses

Bloomberg – American International Group Inc., the insurer bailed out by the U.S., benefited from hedge funds for the first time in a year as the company returned to profitability in the second quarter. AIG earned $121 million from hedge […]

SFO to investigate banks over mis-selling of complex products

Citywire.co.uk – The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) is to probe UK banks for evidence that complex financial products were mis-sold to consumers before the recession hit. SFO director Richard Alderman plans to investigate the sale of complicated financial instruments like […]

AIG trustee aids offshore hedge funds

The battered insurance giant AIG returns to Capitol Hill Wednesday facing another frosty reception in Congress – where three AIG trustees appointed by the U.S. government will make their public debut amid growing skepticism over their role at the company. […]

Religare in race for AIG’s fund management unit -

domain-B – Indian financial services firm Religare Enterprises is reported to have bid for the investment management arm of beleaguered US insurer, American International Group (AIG) as part of its plans to expand its financial services portfolio. he reports say […]

Obama tries to temper furor over AIG bonuses

Associated Press – President Barack Obama is trying to dampen a fire he once stoked, urging a more tempered response to public furor over bonuses paid to executives of the publicly rescued insurance giant American International Group. Obama is virtually […]

What If Washington Bailed Out of Bailouts?

Business week – The idea certainly seemed all right to throngs of Americans who were outraged by news that American International Group (AIG) paid out millions of dollars in executive bonuses after it was rescued with taxpayer cash. But would […]

Obama’s Interview on ‘The Tonight Show’ / regarding hedge funds and AIG

FOXNews – MR. LENO: Tell people what happened. I know people have been over it, just – MR. OBAMA: Well, look, here’s what happened. You’ve got a company, AIG, which used to be just a regular, old insurance company. Then […]

Hedge Funds That Bet Against Housing Market May Get AIG Cash

Wall Street Journal – Some of the billions of dollars that the U.S. government paid to bail out American International Group Inc. stand to benefit hedge funds that bet on a falling housing market, according to people familiar with the […]

Obama Moves to Block $165M in AIG Bonuses

Newsday – A tough-talking President Barack Obama moved yesterday to block the $165 million in bonuses for American International Group executives that prompted a new wave of outrage at corporate America and taxpayer bailouts. Despite the aggressive approach, it’s unclear […]

Hedge Fund Corporate Welfare

TPMCafé – Last November, Ken Griffin told investors in his Citadel Hedge Funds that they couldn’t withdraw their money, but he was still going to charge a 2% management fee on their trapped funds. Oren Kramer a rival hedge fund […]

Bernanke Addresses Congress, Defends Another AIG Bailout

New York (HedgeCo.Net) –   After handing AIG another $30 billion in taxpayer-funded, government bailout funds, U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke defended the decision, with the worn-out argument that the insurer’s failure may trigger an economic domino effect. “We know […]

Bernanke Says Insurer AIG Operated Like a Hedge Fund

Bloomberg – Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke said American International Group Inc. operated like a hedge fund and having to rescue the insurer made him “more angry” than any other episode during the financial crisis. “If there is a […]

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