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Einhorn calls AAA rating a curse, shorts Moody’s

Marketwatch – David Einhorn, head of hedge-fund firm Greenlight Capital, called AAA credit ratings a curse and said he is betting against rating agency Moody’s, during a speech at a closely watched investment conference on Wednesday. Einhorn said that many […]

In Chrysler Saga, Hedge Funds Cast As Prime Villain

President Obama’s harsh attack on hedge funds he blamed for forcing Chrysler into bankruptcy yesterday sparked cries of protest from the secretive financial firms that hold about $1 billion of the automaker’s debt. Hedge funds and investment managers were irate […]

Obama drops “car czar” idea

Reuters  – President Barack Obama has decided to launch a government task force for restructuring the struggling U.S. auto industry instead of naming a "car czar" with sweeping powers, a senior administration official said on Sunday. Obama is appointing Treasury […]

Bloodbath in Mayfair as half of all hedge funds face termination

Guardian Unlimited – Lights flicker and numbers flash up on small dials at the front of two computer servers nicknamed Meg Ryan and Jamie Lee Curtis by traders at the London headquarters of hedge fund giant Man Group. The shiny new […]

Legg Mason unit eyes distressed sales: report

Tehran Times – Permal Investment Management, the hedge fund investment division of U.S. asset manager Legg Mason Inc, is aiming to raise up to $500 million to take advantage of a boom in distressed sales of hedge fund holdings, the […]

Commodities bubble burns big investment funds

Miami Herald – The deflating commodities bubble is claiming its first casualties as large investment funds absorb staggering losses from bad bets that prices for oil, precious metals and grains would keep going up. Hedge fund operator Ospraie Management LLC […]

Apollo’s Hexion rejects Huntsman shareholder plan

Guardian.co.uk – Four large hedge funds, all shareholders of Huntsman Corp, have proposed a plan to salvage a $6.5 billion buyout of the chemical company by a unit of Apollo Global Management. But Apollo’s Hexion Specialty Chemicals unit late Thursday […]

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