Tag Archives: banking-sector


Darling warns banks of return to risk-taking

Times Online – Alistair Darling has warned that he will impose tougher regulation to avoid a repeat of the banking crisis amid fears of a return of the bonus-driven, risk-taking culture in the City. The Chancellor told The Independent newspaper […]

Carlyle Group Sets Sights On Battered Banks

Free Internet Press – With the leveraged-buyout business on life support, major private-equity firms such as the Carlyle Group are taking a closer look at the battered banking sector as a way to make money for their clients. Last September, […]

Hedge Funds Advance 1.37% in March

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Hedge funds gained 1.37 percent in March, according to data compiled by the Hennessee Group LLC.  It was a successful month for the equity markets at well, with the S&P advancing 8.54 percent, the NASDAQ climbing […]

Vulture investors are looking for prey

CNN Money – They pray for recessions and smile a little wider when a company climbs onto its death bed. Welcome to the world of distressed, or so-called "vulture" investors, an often-ignored corner of the market that has increasingly taken […]

Euro shares rise for 5th session

Business Spectator – European shares jumped for a fifth straight session on Monday, led higher by financials, as investor sentiment improved following further assurances over the health of the US banking sector. At 0948 GMT, the FTSEurofirst 300 index of […]

Qatar govt to buy investment shares from banks

Forbes – Qatar launched new measures to support its banking sector on Monday with the government saying it would purchase listed shares within banks’ investment portfolios, according to a statement by the Doha bourse. The news sent shares in Qatari […]

States urge Congress to regulate hedge funds

Reuters – State regulators urged Congress on Thursday to restore their authority to protect investors from fraud in the banking sector and to beef up oversight of hedge funds. Hedge fund advisers should be subject to the same kind of […]

Hedge funds move $100bn into safe havens

Financial Times – Hedge funds charging hefty fees for sophisticated trading strategies aimed at outperforming the wider market have collectively parked $100bn in simple money market funds typically used by investors seeking safe rather than spectacular returns. Citigroup estimates that […]

Info War: Turning The Regulators Back Against The Hedge Funds

DealBreaker.Com- If your memory stretches past last summer, you might recall that before the current debacle settled on Wall Street there was a lot of sound and fury raised about hedge funds. The rise of hedge funds was said to […]

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