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Blocked exits can be costly at hedge funds-paper

guardian.co.uk – Hedge fund investors may face an expensive tug-of-war with managers, according to a new research paper that suggests they could lose as much as 15 percent of their initial investments should they be unable to exit when they […]

Battered convertibles lure brave hedge funds

guardian.co.uk – Bolder hedge funds are looking to snap up convertible bonds at bargain prices, returning to an asset class that became a no-go area for them only a short while ago. The convertible bond market has tumbled 44.5 percent […]

Hedge funds count the cost of trading losses

Guardian.co.uk – Hedge funds and banks are expected to bear the brunt of derivative losses estimated at $15bn (£9.4bn) linked to the collapse of Iceland’s three major banks – Landsbanki, Glitnir and Kaupthing – which failed in rapid succession last […]

Taylor Wimpey slips as hedge fund sells shares

Guardian.co.uk – Housebuilder Taylor Wimpey has slipped more than 8% on news that Toscafund, the hedge fund run by former bank analyst Martin Hughes, has sold a chunk of shares in the business. Tosca, which is said to have lost […]

MEPs demand unprecedented openness from hedge funds

Guardian.co.uk – MEPs will call tomorrow for EU legislation to force private equity groups and hedge funds to disclose unprecedented amounts of information about their activities. The demand for tougher regulation comes as private equity groups are warning that the […]

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 […]

Hedge funds circle Scottish & Southern

Guardian Unlimited – Hedge funds are buying into power supplier Scottish & Southern Energy in hopes of a bid for the company, currently valued at over £12bn. The latest fund to have bought shares is Centaurus, headed by Frenchman Bernard […]

Hedge funds expand role as small business lender

Guardian.co.uk – Hedge funds are known for playing many roles on Wall Street, but last-resort lender to small businesses that are turned down by banks is hardly one of them.  Yet with the credit crunch pushing many major U.S. banks […]

Funds of hedge funds look to global macro for gains

Guardian.co.uk- Funds of hedge fund managers are looking to global macro funds to try and steer clear of the mess thrown up by the credit crisis while cautiously dipping their toes in a small pool of more risky assets, a […]

UBS considers Paine Webber sale in review

Reuters- Beleaguered Swiss bank UBS is considering the sale of Paine Webber, the heart of its U.S. wealth management business, according to sources with direct knowledge of the matter. UBS is under pressure from the Swiss financial watchdog and from […]

Foreign wealth pours into London’s hedge funds

Guardian.co.uk- Foreign sovereign wealth investors are targeting London’s hedge fund industry as they seek to boost returns on their vast savings, much of it generated from trade with the west in oil and other commodities. The hedge funds have seen […]

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