Tag Archives: bonds


Falcone Starts Fund as Harbinger Client Money Remains Locked Up

Bloomberg – Philip Falcone, who runs the $7 billion Harbinger Capital Partners LLC, is starting a hedge fund that draws on his background in distressed securities, even as investors are locked into his biggest fund. The Credit Distressed Blue Line […]

MBIA Debt-Guarantee Split Sparks Hedge Fund Lawsuit

Bloomberg – MBIA’s split of its bond- insurance business was challenged by hedge funds alleging the move hurts owners of about $240 billion of debt while benefiting stock investors, executives and some policyholders. The reorganization, in which MBIA stripped $5.4 […]

Funds expect 2009 growth in life insurance trading

Reuters – Fund managers who buy U.S. life insurance policies to cash in the death benefits have predicted a bumper year in 2009 as investors seek uncorrelated alternatives to mainstream markets. Supply is also is expected to increase as more […]

Man Up! Hedge-Fund Man’s Advice for Wall Street

Bloomberg – Before I quit my job trading bonds for my former Wall Street employer and set up my first hedge fund, I thought long and hard. I stared at the ceiling every night, unable to sleep, and asked myself, […]

SSgA Launches Intermediate-Term Bond ETF

Seekingalpha.com – As more investment pros warn of a bubble in Treasuries, State Street Global Advisors is launching an intermediate-term bond exchange-traded fund focused on investment-grade corporates and government debt. The SPDR Barclays Capital Intermediate Term Credit Bond ETF started […]

Limiting fund risk can by risky too

Seattle Times – With their investment records in tatters, some mutual-fund companies are pinning their hopes on products with an old-fashioned ambition: delivering steady returns. Many of these funds are doing just that, while others are falling short of the […]

A Hedge Fund Gambles on Death

BusinessWeek – The market for exotic securities hasn’t entirely gone away. It’s just gone underground—-six feet under, to be precise. Hedge fund Davidson Kempner Capital Management is plunging into life settlements—a market in which speculators buy-up unwanted life insurance policies […]

Investors Dip Their Toes Back Into Stocks

Wall Street & Technology – Global investors boosted their equity holdings for the second month running in December and cut bonds, thanks to signs of stabilising stock markets and tumbling government bond yields, Reuters polls showed on Monday. Surveys of […]

Marcial: How Four Pros Played the Stock Meltdown

BusinessWeek – What did investors do when the Dow Jones industrial average plunged 777.68 points, or 7%, on Sept. 29, to 10,365.45? Head for the nearest bar for a double? Or rush to double up, or down, on their stocks? […]

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