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Is a new bubble being formed?

European Voice – Europe may be laying the foundations for the next financial bubble, through its monetary, industrial and regulatory policies. In the midst of the worst crisis in half a century, it is easy to forget that the real […]

$550 Million in Fees for One Merrill Lynch Banker

Wall Street Journal – Some numbers are so big you just have to stand back and admire them. An investment banker claiming $550 million of fees in a single year is just such a number. The number is staggering for […]

US fund takes 35% stake in stricken Countrywide

Times Online – Oaktree Capital Management, a specialist investor that targets heavily indebted companies owned by buyout groups, has sealed its first big investment in Britain. The American-based Oaktree, which has just under €1.8 billion (£1.6 billion) to spend on […]

Hedge Fund Manager Red Kite sees low commodity prices for years

Forbes – Commodity prices will remain low for a long time, possibly up to 7 years because of the global recession and falling demand, hedge fund Red Kite told a British newspaper. Michael Farmer founder of Red Kite, a big […]

Hedge fund fees are being squeezed

MIGHT two-and-twenty become one-and-ten? Since 1990 the number of hedge funds has grown by 14 times to over 7,000, but abundance has not lowered prices. Funds typically still charge clients a management fee of 2% of assets and 20% of […]

Hedge Funds Challenges in a Changing World

Al-Bawaba – Never before in its short history was the hedge funds community confronted with the challenges nor the pressures it is facing today, following a six-year boom,with Madoff’s scandal coming as the icing on the cake following the US […]

TPG’s Bonderman eyes debt assets sold by hedge funds

Reuters HK – David Bonderman, one of the the most influential figures in the U.S. private equity industry, said on Thursday his firm, buyout giant TPG Capital TPG.UL, wanted to buy debt assets offloaded by troubled hedge funds. Bonderman, speaking […]

TPG’s Bonderman eyes debt assets sold by hedge funds

Reuters – David Bonderman, one of the the most influential figures in the U.S. private equity industry, said on Thursday his firm, buyout giant TPG Capital , wanted to buy debt assets offloaded by troubled hedge funds. Bonderman, speaking at […]

Art market feels global financial pinch

Boston Globe – On Day 2 of the fall auction season, a Russian masterpiece expected to sell for up to $3 million at auction did not find a buyer yesterday, further underscoring the impact of the global financial crisis on […]

RMB launches diversified target fund targeting DB and DC schemes

Professional Pensions – RMB Asset Management has launched a diversified target fund in a bid to help schemes manage funding volatility. The asset management firm said the multi-manager RMB Diversified Target Return Fund has exposure to equities, bonds and alternatives […]

Hedge fund chiefs look to global macro funds in difficult market

International Herald Tribune- Hedge fund managers are looking to global macro funds to try to steer clear of the mess created by the credit crisis while cautiously dipping into a small pool of more risky assets, a Reuters poll found. Stormy […]

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 […]

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