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Breakingviews.com Hedge Funds Need Makeover

New York Times – Hedge funds are facing many agonies. They are tortured by redemptions. Then there are “high water marks,” another now-troublesome part of their model. They need to fix such flaws if they are to fight another day. […]

Beyond the Ivied Halls, Endowments Suffer

New York Times – Some of the nation’s universities are trying to sell chunks of their portfolios privately as their endowments swoon with the markets. Among institutional investors, school endowments aggressively embraced private equity, real estate partnerships, venture capital, commodities, […]

Duff Puts Plans on Hold as Hedge Funds Suffer

New York Times Blogs – Duff Capital Advisors has recently laid off dozens of its employees and is holding off on its plans to raise as much as $1.5 billion just eight months after the hedge fund firm began business, […]

Witnesses Call for Tighter Hedge Fund Restrictions

New York Times – Several leading hedge fund managers told Congress on Thursday they support some new regulation of hedge funds and the complex derivative securities that are partly blamed for the global financial crisis. But they advocated only the […]

What Can Hedge Funds Expect from President Obama?

New York Times Blogs – After pouring money into Barack Obama’s campaign, what can hedge funds and their executives expect from the new president? If history is any exmaple, says FINAlternatives, they shouldn’t expect a cuddly relationship. Mr. Obama didn’t […]

Celebrity Divorce Lawyer Sues Hedge Fund

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – In an ironic turning of the tables, divorce lawyer Raoul Felder has lost $200,000 at the hands of a hedge fund, or so he says. According to the New York Times, the “Duke of Divorce,” is […]

Harbinger Hedge May Be Looking to Rev Up Leap Management

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Activist hedge fund Harbinger Capital might be looking to make some strategic changes to another management team.  They are expected to hold talks with Leap Wireless International, in which they hold a substantial 14.8 percent stake […]

History and the Really Very Weird

New York Times – Back when he was vice president, Dan Quayle noted that: “People that are really very weird can get into sensitive positions and have tremendous impact on history.” He was right, as the Germans know, even if […]

Hedge Fund Finds Itself on Defense

New York Times – Kenneth C. Griffin was one of those Wall Street whiz kids. As a teenager, he traded out of his dorm room at Harvard. In his 20s, he opened his own hedge fund. In his 30s, he […]

A Gloomy Picture for Hedge Funds

New York Times – Hedge funds’ annus horribilis is getting worse. The average fund, after losing nearly 5 percent in the first eight months of the year, was down an additional 7 percent in September, according to Hedge Fund Research. […]

Hedge Funds Score a Victory in Short-Selling Rules

New York Times Blogs – Turns out hedge funds will not have to publicly disclose their secret strategies after all, at least not any time soon. The reprieve for the industry came late Wednesday. The Securities and Exchange Commission quietly […]

Funds Try to Lose Ties to Lehman

New York Times – For some hedge funds, Lehman Brothers has become the Roach Motel of Wall Street: They checked in, but they can’t check out. Two weeks after Lehman spiraled into bankruptcy, hedge funds that did business with the […]

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