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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 […]

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 […]

Australian Securities and Investments Commission ban cops hedge

News.com.au – Kim Ivey, chairman of the Australian arm of the Alternative Investment Management Association said Australian banks no longer needed further government protection. He said the ban was damaging market liquidity and denying investors the ability to protect their […]

Hedge funds slam ban extension

Financial Standard – The hedge fund industry has condemned the Australian Securities and Investments Commission’s (ASIC) decision to extend the ban on short selling on non-financial stocks, declaring it will have "severe and immutable long-term effects". ASIC extended the ban […]

Hedge Fund Performance for the Third-Quarter Lowest Since 2003

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) – Morningstar, Inc. reported that hedge funds reported the worst losses in the Morningstar Hedge Fund Index’s history, which began in January 2003. In September, the Morningstar 1000 Hedge Fund index dropped 7.87%, more than double […]

Hedge funds bolster self-regulation drive

Reuters – The Hedge Fund Standards Board, the body set up to develop voluntary standards in the industry, said on Wednesday it now represents about half of hedge fund assets in Europe. The announcement comes as hedge funds attempt to […]

Experts differ on effect of short-selling ban

USA Today – Markets braced for Wednesday night’s scheduled expiration of the ban on short sales of more than 900 financial stocks, as investment analysts and advisers gave differing predictions on the potential impact. The emergency ban is set to […]

Financial Services Authority threatens heavy fines for short-sellers

The City’s regulator has threatened to impose unlimited fines on investors that breach its new rules on betting against UK bank shares amid a flurry of late disclosures by hedge funds. The warning came yesterday as Gordon Brown promised new […]

US hedge fund Paulson bets big against UK banks

Reuters – John Paulson, a U.S. hedge fund manager who gained a superstar reputation with a big bet against the U.S. housing market, was shown holding a 1 billion pound ($1.9 billion) bet against UK banks as short sellers were […]

UK shorting ban could help rival hedge fund centres

Reuters UK – Britain’s temporary ban on short-selling financial stocks is irksome for London’s hedge funds and is another factor which could help undermine the city’s pre-eminent position in Europe as a hedge fund base. Short-selling is a key trading […]

‘Short’ Attack May Spur Hedge Funds To Sue

New York Post – As the Securities and Exchange Commission continues its assault on short sellers, hedge funds are discussing legal action to challenge Chairman Chris Cox’s recent moves – just as funds in the UK are considering lawsuits against […]

Hedge funds seen switching short exposure to retail

Reuters UK – Hedge funds are likely to increase short exposure to retail stocks following a ban on short selling financial shares imposed by UK and U.S. regulators, industry insiders said on Friday. Equity long/short and market neutral hedge funds […]

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