Tag Archives: ambiguity


Chrysler Rumored to be in Talks with Italian Automaker over Stake

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Italian automaker Fiat S.p.A. may be interested in acquiring a stake in Chrysler that could help lift the U.S. automaker out of financial distress. According to an article published on autonews.com, Fiat may invest in a […]

U.S. hedge funds bleeding, one gone

SF Gate – There probably won’t be many tears for Larkspur’s Copper River Management LLC. The $1 billion hedge fund’s partiality to short selling earned it obloquy, lawsuits and, ultimately, death. No trace of company personnel could be found for […]

Get Over The Hedge

Forbes – Hedge funds are to the modern stock market as sun spots were to electronics in the 1960s: a convenient scapegoat when things go wrong without an evident cause. But they probably aren’t to blame for last week’s poor […]

Malaysia eyes Islamic hedge funds

Reuters – Malaysia is working on a plan to allow the creation of Islamic hedge funds. "It is now in the developmental stage,” Goh Ching Yin, an executive director at the Securities Commission, was quoted as saying by Business Times […]

Broken Securities Industry Still Has $20 Billion to Pay Bonuses

Bloomberg – Five straight quarters of losses and a 70 percent slide in its stock this year haven’t stopped Merrill Lynch & Co. from allocating about $6.7 billion to pay bonuses. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Morgan Stanley, both still […]

Christine Lagarde warned Hank Paulson to bail out Lehman Brothers

Telegraph.com.UK – Sources close to Mrs Lagarde said that she had called the US Treasury Secretary – a close personal friend – well before the ailing bank’s collapse imploring him to act, but he chose not to. Lehman Brothers’ demise […]

UBP cuts hedge funds, sees industry shrinking

Reuters – Union Bancaire Privee has cut its exposure to hedge funds and industry performance has disappointed, while other assets look more attractively-priced, a top executive said. Christophe Bernard, the Swiss-based firm’s head of asset management, also told the Reuters […]

Wild markets bring turmoil to hedge funds

Boston Globe - Hedge funds usually thrive when markets turn volatile. But even these fast-money investors are struggling to cope with the wild swings in the markets, raising concern that some may not survive. Even before the Bush administration proposed its […]

Hedge Funds Hoard $600 Billion in Cash

Minyanville.com – While they’re not deviously plotting the demise of the worlds’ most powerful financial institutions, hedge funds are loading up on another popular trade: Cash. According to the Financial Times, Citigroup estimates hedge funds have recently squirreled away as […]

Hedge Funds In The Microwave

Forbes – In an op-ed in the Financial Times on Monday , I described the unraveling and demise of the shadow banking system that started with non-bank mortgage lenders, structured investment vehicles (SIVs) and conduits, major independent monoline broker dealers […]

Wild markets bring turmoil to hedge funds

Boston Globe – Hedge funds usually thrive when markets turn volatile. But even these fast-money investors are struggling to cope with the wild swings in the markets, raising concern that some may not survive. Even before the Bush administration proposed […]

Investors cheer shorting ban

Interactive Investor – Investors are cheering the temporary ban on shorting financial stocks which came into play on Friday morning. The Financial Services Authority introduced the four-month freeze on profiteering from falling share prices after the markets closed last night […]

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