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No hedge fund now poses systemic risk-LTCM partner

Guardian.co.uk – No single hedge fund today poses a systemic risk to the global financial system, said a former partner at Long Term Capital Management (LTCM), as lawmakers continue to hammer out rules to control the industry. Even though many […]

Why Isn’t There A Hedge Fund Bailout?

Atlantic Online – For all the talk these last few years about the risks to investors of "secretive, unregulated" hedge funds, they certainly haven’t turned out to be the big problem, have they? Thousands of hedge funds lost, in the […]

AIG trustee aids offshore hedge funds

The battered insurance giant AIG returns to Capitol Hill Wednesday facing another frosty reception in Congress – where three AIG trustees appointed by the U.S. government will make their public debut amid growing skepticism over their role at the company. […]

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 […]

US bailouts won’t work, says Nobel winner

Moneycontrol.com – Joseph Stiglitz, a professor at the Columbia University and the 2001 Nobel Prize winner, said the US government’s bailout packages designed for financial institutions may not work. “It is a peculiarly-structured programme,” Stiglitz said, “The government puts in […]

What If Washington Bailed Out of Bailouts?

Business week – The idea certainly seemed all right to throngs of Americans who were outraged by news that American International Group (AIG) paid out millions of dollars in executive bonuses after it was rescued with taxpayer cash. But would […]

Obama Seeks Investors in Plan to Buy Illiquid Assets

Bloomberg – The Obama administration will announce details of a plan today to expand the $700 billion rescue of the financial system that will rely on enticing private investors to buy the troubled assets clogging banks’ balance sheets. Treasury Secretary […]

Obama Moves to Block $165M in AIG Bonuses

Newsday – A tough-talking President Barack Obama moved yesterday to block the $165 million in bonuses for American International Group executives that prompted a new wave of outrage at corporate America and taxpayer bailouts. Despite the aggressive approach, it’s unclear […]

Bernanke Addresses Congress, Defends Another AIG Bailout

New York (HedgeCo.Net) -   After handing AIG another $30 billion in taxpayer-funded, government bailout funds, U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke defended the decision, with the worn-out argument that the insurer’s failure may trigger an economic domino effect. “We know […]

Bernanke Says Insurer AIG Operated Like a Hedge Fund

Bloomberg – Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke said American International Group Inc. operated like a hedge fund and having to rescue the insurer made him “more angry” than any other episode during the financial crisis. “If there is a […]

GM Says Opel Running Out of Cash; Three Factories Risk Closure

Bloomberg – General Motors Corp. said its European Opel unit risks running out of cash next quarter, threatening three factories with closure and imperiling as many as 300,000 jobs across the region. Opel, based in Ruesselsheim, near Frankfurt, is struggling […]

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 […]

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