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Hedge Funds And The Early Buffett Partnership

istockAnalyst.com – Mutual funds and hedge funds are very similar. An investor puts $10,000 into a mutual fund or hedge fund, and the manager uses that $10,000—along with the rest of the fund’s capital—to buy and sell securities. Though often […]

Deadline nears for investors to redeem hedge fund shares

USA Today – It is last call for investors to ask for their money back from poorly performing hedge funds. Whether that is a bullish or bearish sign for battered stocks is anyone’s guess. Wall Street hopes the passing of […]

Hedge fund managers to testify in Washington

International Herald Tribune – Hedge fund managers usually shun the spotlight. But five of them, billionaires all, are about to come under the glare on Capitol Hill. The money managers — Philip Falcone, Kenneth Griffin, John Paulson, James Simons and George […]

India-focused hedge funds lost 46% in ’08

Times of India – Often-touted as manipulative, hedge funds have been time and again blamed for indiscriminate selling and thereby pulling down the domestic stock prices even in India. But India-focused hedge funds have also been affected by the meltdown. […]

The Financial Page Greasing the Slide

New Yorker – “Death by a thousand cuts.” “Fire-sale liquidation.” “A vortex of selling.” No matter how people described the market collapse that hit a month ago, the message was the same: it felt like there was nowhere to go […]

Hedge Funds: Defensive In Tone, Aggressive In Strategy

Wall Street Journal Blogs – In an effort to forestall more redemptions and panic, hedge-fund managers preached “strong stomachs” and washed their hands of responsibility for losses in the latest round of investor letters. A review of nearly a dozen […]

L.A. follows its own script

One of the pleasures of flying out of Newark — and there are so many — is the epic view of Manhattan, that soaring bulwark of affluence and might just off the coast of America. But on Friday, when we pulled […]

Auction Of Hedge Fund Manager’s Former House Brings To Mind Troubled U.S. Economy

Hartford Courant – Michael Lauer’s estate in the prestigious backcountry neighborhood of this wealthy town looks almost as troubled as the U.S. economy. The grounds are overgrown with waist-high weeds. A pool cover is filled with filthy, stagnant water. Inside, […]

Hedge Fund Glory Days Fading Fast

New York Times – Making millions — or even a few billion — by managing a hedge fund has been a running dream on Wall Street in recent years. But suddenly even the masters of this $2 trillion universe are […]

Hedge Fund’s Art of a Bankruptcy

CFO.com – Even hedge funds are not immune to the credit crunch. A small hedge fund that provided short-term debt to companies has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Greenwich, Connecticut-based SageCrest Finance, managed by Windmill Management, said in its […]

Hedge fund buys 5.3 percent of RadioShack stock

Fort Worth Star Telegram- Citadel Investment Group is bullish on RadioShack, buying 6.9 million shares, or 5.3 percent of the electronics retail chain’s stock, according to a federal filing Monday. With the purchase, the Chicago-based hedge fund becomes the fourth-largest […]

American firms covet TransAlta

TheChronicleHerald.ca- Two U.S. private equity firms are offering about $7.8 billion — or $39 a share in cash — for Alberta-based utility TransAlta Corp., which had been under pressure by a major investor to boost its stock price. LS Power […]

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