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Hedge Fund CFO Says Boss Made Him Fall Guy

Courthouse News Service – The founder and general partner of a $5 billion hedge fund used the company’s CFO as a scapegoat when investors found out he used their money to buy a private Gulfstream jet, the former CFO claims […]

Tokio Marine to Cut Hedge-Fund Investments This Year After Rout

Bloomberg – Tokio Marine Holdings Inc., Japan’s biggest casualty insurer, plans to trim hedge-fund investments and shift more of its portfolio in the industry to strategies such as macro and long-short equity funds. Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co., […]

Hedge Fund Inflows Reach $19.2 Billion In June

HedgeCo.net (West Palm Beach) – Hedge funds attracted $19 billion of fresh capital (gross) in June, marking their second consecutive month of net inflows of $6 billion. Nearly 75% of all reporting hedge funds are in the black for H12009, […]

Madoff Investors ‘Greedy': Hendry

CNBC – People who invested with Bernard Madoff were greedy and happy to accept high returns without probing too much in the way these were achieved, Hugh Hendry, chief investment officer at hedge fund Eclectica, told CNBC Tuesday. "I’m sympathetic […]

M&G’s Dobell blasts ‘selfish’ hedge funds

Times Online – One of the most senior fund managers at Prudential has attacked hedge funds as selfish and devious and blasted derivatives as “the scourge of the modern age”. Tom Dobell, who manages the £3 billion Recovery Fund for […]

Stock futures flat ahead of Madoff sentencing

Reuters – Dow Jones futures dipped 0.1 percent, S&P 500 futures were down 0.01 percent while Nasdaq futures traded 0.02 percent higher on Monday morning at 4:45 a.m. EDT, pointing to a flat opening for Wall Street’s main equity indexes. […]

Millionaires’ club sees record drop

Globe and Mail – The ranks of the world’s millionaires shrank at the fastest rate in 2008, with North America suffering the biggest wealth loss worldwide, according to a survey by Capgemini SA and Merrill Lynch & Co. The global […]

Hedge Funds Must Be Prepared For Swine Flu Pandemic

Wall Street & Technology – Although talk of the swine flu has largely been out of the media for the past few weeks, a rush of new cases of the H1N1 virus is expected to hit financial centers in the […]

Hedge Fund Trends: Icahn Buys Casino, Paulson Likes Distressed Debt

We recently learned of two major hedge fund transactions that we thought were worth highlighting here on the blog. Firstly, John Paulson is at it yet again. The prominent hedge fund manager has been in the media a lot recently […]

Hedge funds buy up German TV firm’s debt

Independent – Hedge funds Apollo and Octavian have been quietly building up a position in ProSieben, one of Europe’s biggest commercial broadcasters. The move could lead to a showdown with private equity owners Permira, the Damon Buffini-run giant, and Kohlberg […]

Barclays and BlackRock: Passive-Aggressive

Barrons – A big question surrounding BlackRock’s $13.5 billion purchase of Barclays Global Investors, including its iShares exchange-traded-funds business, is how effectively a passive management group can work with an active one. The combined firm will have more than 9,000 […]

Hedge fund DE Shaw fires 25 support staff-sources

Reuters – DE Shaw & Co, one of the world’s largest hedge fund managers, fired about 25 administrative and support staff on Tuesday and reassigned other employees in an effort to boost efficiency, people familiar with the situation said. The […]

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