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Chicago Hedge Fund Manager Indicted

New York Times – The managing director of a collapsed Chicago hedge fund, Lake Shore Asset Management, was indicted by a federal grand jury. Prosecutors say the director, Philip J. Baker, operated a $300 million fraud. The 27-count indictment was […]

Bankers take a billhook to the hedge funds

Times Online – Hedge fund managers are paranoid. And they are right to be. The other day I had lunch with a senior financial official whose view of hedge funds was simple. “They were a con. The returns were all […]

Bear Stearns defendants’ e-mail use ‘dumbfounding,’ lawyers say

Seattle Post- Incriminating messages allegedly sent by two ex-Bear Stearns Cos. hedge fund managers indicted on fraud charges that even sophisticated professionals disregard the dangers of putting sensitive information in e-mails, ex-prosecutors said. Ralph Cioffi, 52, and Matthew Tannin, 46, […]

Hedge fund arrests send chill through industry

Reuters – Pictures of hedge fund managers in handcuffs being led away to face fraud charges on Thursday have sent a chilling message to the $2 trillion (1 trillion pound) industry. The warning was clear: mind what you say in […]

Bank of America Sells Hedge-Fund Unit to BNP for $300 Million

Bloomberg- Bank of America Corp. agreed to sell its prime brokerage unit that serves hedge funds to BNP Paribas SA, France’s biggest bank, for as much as $300 million after profit at its investment bank tumbled. BNP Paribas’s purchase price […]

Value Partners Says Smaller Hedge Funds Risk Being Taken Over

Bloomberg – Value Partners Group Ltd., Asia’s second-largest hedge fund manager by assets, said worsening returns in the industry may lead to bigger firms taking over smaller rivals. “I think the industry may go through certain consolidation,” said Chief Executive […]

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