Tag Archives: amount-of-money


Massachusetts Cuts Hedge Funds After Pension Loss

Bloomberg – Massachusetts will cut investments in hedge funds after its public pension plan lost a record 24 percent on all assets in the fiscal year ended June 30. The state pension plan’s board of trustees voted today to lower […]

Switzerland – a hedge fund haven?

World Radio Switzerland – Several major hedge funds in London say they’re considering moving abroad, notably to Switzerland. They are angered by a proposition from the European Union that would require more accountability and limit the amount of money they […]

Hedge Funds Available In Sweden For The First Time

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) – The Swedish state pension platform, PPM, is including Salus Alpha funds in their premium pension portfolio with immediate effect. The Salus Alpha funds that were chosen are UCITS III compliant, and meet the strict requirements […]

GM, Ford investors brace for deep losses

Reuters – General Motors Corp (GM.N) and Ford Motor Co (F.N) posted more than $27 billion of net losses in the first half of 2008 — and that was before a deepening economic slowdown pushed industry sales beyond 15-year lows. […]

Pickens hedge fund has lost more than $1 billion

Houston Chronicle – Boone Pickens, the billionaire founder of BP Capital LLC, said 15 percent of his hedge funds’ holders have asked for the option to withdraw their money after he lost more than $1 billion in energy trades this […]

Temasek may invest more in Western banks

Reuters – Singapore sovereign wealth fund Temasek Holdings, which has pumped billions of dollars into ailing lenders such as Merrill Lynch, said it may invest more in Western banks if the opportunity arose. The fund also said its assets rose […]

Is UBS Calling the End of Universal Banks?

The Money Times – Last year, I read an article in which David Herro outlined his rationale for owning shares of UBS in his Oakmark International fund. He focused on the value of its wealth management unit, which delivers stable […]

Hedge Funds Fell 0.75%, Worst First-Half Performance

Bloomberg – Hedge funds turned in their worst first-half performance in almost two decades as the collapse of subprime-mortgage bonds and rising commodity prices pushed stocks to the brink of a bear market. Hedge funds declined by an average 0.7 […]

Hedge funds turn in their worst record for nearly 20 years because of credit crunch

Independent- Hedge funds turned in their worst first-half performance in almost two decades because of the credit crunch and the onset of a bear market in stocks. Hedge funds declined by an average 0.7pc in June, bringing the year-to-date loss […]

Ameriprise to buy J&W Seligman

Star Tribune- Minneapolis Star Tribune- A terrible year for financial stocks isn’t keeping Ameriprise Financial Inc. from growing. The Minneapolis-based financial planning and insurance company announced Monday that it will acquire the asset management firm J&W Seligman & Co. Inc. […]

Hedge funds hurt Fifth Third’s results

Bloomberg- A sharp decline in a Fifth Third Bancorp hedge fund investment led to more than $300 million in charge-offs the bank took in the last two quarters, according to a Bloomberg report. Cincinnati-based Fifth Third had already said that […]

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