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CIT’s future in question ahead of lender meeting

Lexington Herald – CIT Group Inc.’s shares soared Tuesday on a report that hedge fund manager John Paulson is considering merging the troubled finance company with failed mortgage lender IndyMac Federal Bank. But they plunged after-hours as a separate report […]

Barclays, GLG Partners, Abu Dhabi among Lehman claimants

Reuters – The list of investors filing billion dollar claims against Lehman Brothers illustrates the global damage caused by its collapse, with companies from the United States, Europe and Abu Dhabi making some of the largest demands. Barclays Bank, Morgan […]

Funds: Behind Bob Olstein’s Comeback

BusinessWeek – The collapse of Lehman Brothers on Sept. 15, 2008, and the ensuing stock market crash forced Bob Olstein, who has been analyzing companies’ financial statements and managing money for 41 years, to change the way he evaluates and […]

FSA bans long-term guaranteed bonuses

Forbes – Britain’s financial regulator on Wednesday banned guaranteed banker bonuses of more than one year, as it leads a global crackdown on a culture of excessive risk-taking that has destabilised economies. The Financial Services Athourity (FSA), which has been […]

SFO to investigate banks over mis-selling of complex products

Citywire.co.uk – The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) is to probe UK banks for evidence that complex financial products were mis-sold to consumers before the recession hit. SFO director Richard Alderman plans to investigate the sale of complicated financial instruments like […]

CIT may sell aviation-finance, rail-finance ops: report

Reuters – CIT Group Inc (CIT.N), which is looking at selling off some assets, is most likely to sell its aviation-finance and rail-finance operations, the Wall Street Journal said, citing sources familiar with the matter. The people, who said evaluations […]

For New Jersey Governor, a New Fund-Raising Reality

New York Times Blogs – Of all the gloomy economic indicators since the Wall Street collapse, perhaps the most startling one seen by New Jersey residents is this: Gov. Jon S. Corzine with his hand out. Mr. Corzine, whose investments […]

Peltz, Kurland Seek Stock Sales to Buy Mortgages

Bloomberg – Billionaire Nelson Peltz and former Countrywide Financial Corp. President Stanford Kurland are among at least six investors turning to the public markets to finance purchases of distressed home loans and corporate debt. The investors, most of whom previously […]

Israel’s girlfriend sentenced to 3 years probation

Stamford Advocate – Debra Ryan, the girlfriend of Samuel Israel, convicted for his role in a $400 million fraud involving the collapse of Stamford-based hedge-fund firm Bayou Group LLC, was sentenced to three years probation for aiding his escape. Ryan, […]

Pound extends losses vs dollar after Europe election

guardian.co.uk – Sterling fell against the dollar to near a two-week low on Monday after a collapse of support for the UK’s ruling Labour Party in the European election raised the chances of further challenges to Prime Minister Gordon Brown. […]

Absolute Returns Focus: CF KB Endeavour Absolute Return A

Citywire.co.uk – To analyse all of Europe’s absolute return funds on a variety ofg risk-return measures and see a comprehensive league table of performance visit our new zone here  The CF KB Endeavour Absolute Return fund slipped into negative territory last […]

Cayman Islands charges Robert Girvan in fund failure

Jamaica Observer – A Jamaican investment manager in the Cayman Islands has been charged in the collapse of four hedge funds based in the Caribbean offshore financial centre. Robert Christopher Girvan was charged with forgery, obtaining a money transfer by […]

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