Tag Archives: carnage


BlueMountain to post record returns

Financial Standard – US-based hedge fund BlueMountain Capital Management hopes its forecast 20 per cent plus returns, lower fees and new liquidity rules will appeal to local super funds allocating new money into alternative strategies. Hedge funds are a hard […]

Funds in turf war

Stuff – Mauled by the carnage on Wall Street, mutual funds are copying hedge fund strategies in an effort to regain some of the shine they have lost this decade. Many investors have been burned investing in a single asset […]

Mutual funds copy hedge fund strategies in turf war

Reuters UK – Mauled by the carnage on Wall Street, mutual funds are copying hedge fund strategies in an effort to regain some of the shine they have lost this decade. Many investors have been burned investing in a single […]

Alpha Magazine Announces 2009 Hedge Fund 100

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) – "Alpha" released the results of the 2009 Hedge Fund 100, the magazine’s eighth annual ranking of the world’s biggest single-manager hedge fund firms. Although most hedge fund managers in 2008 couldn’t escape the carnage from […]

NY gov. seeks tax hike on hedge funds, luxury goods

Reuters – U.S. Treasury debt prices jumped on Tuesday, pushing the benchmark note’s yield down to fresh five-decade lows, after the Federal Reserve slashed interest rates near zero and vowed to extend its quantitative easing measures. In an unprecedented move, […]

Forecasts blown to bits

London Free Press – The instability plaguing financial markets seems to have spilled over into the environment, making the winter forecast from Environment Canada a crapshoot of sorts, one of this country’s top weather gurus said yesterday. And with the […]

Transcript: Howard Lutnick

Welcome, I’m Steve Forbes. It’s a pleasure and privilege to introduce you to our featured guest, Cantor Fitzgerald CEO Howard Lutnick. He’ll tell us why October was his company’s best month ever. But first…This ongoing financial crisis is driven by […]

Misunderstood hedge funds suffered in mid-match rule change

Times Online – Hedge fund managers are spivs and speculators, directly responsible for creating carnage in the world’s financial markets and threatening the future of high street banks. At least, that’s what some argue. But it is, emphatically, not true, […]

Interview With George Soros: ‘The Economy Fell Off The Cliff’

Free Internet Press – George Soros, 78, has made billions as a hedge-fund manager and investor. Germany’s Spiegel magazine spoke with him about the current financial crisis, how he expect President-elect Barack Obama to respond to the economic disaster and […]

Hedge fund fighters deal with market pounding in the boxing ring

AFP – Is it more painful to see the value of your fund disappear as the global economy crumbles, or for another man to punch you as hard as he can in the face? For Elliot "The Machine Gun" Odell, […]

Obama adviser lobbied to protect Fannie

The Washington Times – A transition adviser to President-elect Barack Obama earned millions of dollars overseeing an office that led a lobbying effort to prevent increased oversight of mortgage giant Fannie Mae, the company at the heart of the ongoing […]

Quant traders limit risk as losses mount

Reuters UK – Robust returns for a group of powerful hedge funds that thrived for years using sophisticated trading programs may be a thing of the past after a "Black Swan" event hit global markets this year. The carnage in […]

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