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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 […]

A Gloomy Picture for Hedge Funds

New York Times – Hedge funds’ annus horribilis is getting worse. The average fund, after losing nearly 5 percent in the first eight months of the year, was down an additional 7 percent in September, according to Hedge Fund Research. […]

Hedge Funds Score a Victory in Short-Selling Rules

New York Times Blogs – Turns out hedge funds will not have to publicly disclose their secret strategies after all, at least not any time soon. The reprieve for the industry came late Wednesday. The Securities and Exchange Commission quietly […]

Trimming fees: Hedge funds make changes

Norwalk Advocate – Some hedge funds are reducing their management and incentive fees to keep investors for longer periods during turbulent times on Wall Street. Typically, hedge fund managers require investors to lock their money into a hedge fund for […]

Hedge Funds: The Next Shoe to Drop

Conde Nast Portfolio – You think things are bad now? Just you wait: the chart above gives you a very good indication of what Christine Williamson calls the "bloodbath ahead" in the hedge-fund industry. No one wants to be invested […]

Hedge Funds In The Microwave

Forbes – In an op-ed in the Financial Times on Monday , I described the unraveling and demise of the shadow banking system that started with non-bank mortgage lenders, structured investment vehicles (SIVs) and conduits, major independent monoline broker dealers […]

Hedge funds shy from Bush’s Wall St. bailout

Reuters – Hedge funds are unlikely to be among financial institutions clamoring to unload their bad debts under a proposed $700 billion Wall Street bailout plan, the chief of the funds’ lobbying group said on Tuesday. "I think it’s unlikely […]

Corporate Armor to Fight Hedge Fund Bullies

CFO.com – At 12:01 a.m. this morning, the Securities and Exchange Commission pushed out a new "emergency" disclosure rule that requires hedge funds and other large investors to disclose their short positions. The mandate is one of three new SEC […]

AIG share crash means more pain for top U.S. funds

Reuters – Fidelity Investments’ Harry Lange, manager of its one-time star Magellan fund, made what now looks like a poorly timed move in June: he nearly doubled his holdings of AIG. Lange, who has already seen other financial bets sour, […]

Hedge Funds Perform Well

Cayman Net News – Despite the ongoing housing crisis in the US, the credit crunch, and the general slowing of the American economy the number of hedge fund terminations in the most recent financial year has been only slightly higher […]

Doubts Increase on Korea Hedge Fund Deregulation

BusinessWeek – Some participants in South Korea’s nascent alternative-investment market have grown pessimistic over the ability of incoming legislation to support the development of an onshore hedge funds industry. The Capital Markets Consolidation Act will become effective in February. It […]

Hedge Funds Hit An All Time Low – HFR Report

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) – New investments in hedge funds for the first six months of 2008 was below $30 billion, according to Hedge Fund Research, way below the $118 billion raised for the same period the year before, making […]

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