Tag Archives: complexity


Desperado quants go for gambling and defence

eFinancialCareers UK – Times are still not good for junior quants and mathematical PhDs who aspire to work in investment banks. With banks pulling back from complexity, there’s less need for their talents. Mark Davis, a professor of maths at […]

Hedge funds ‘encourage bankruptcies’ for profit

Guardian.co.uk – "Parts of the current complexity arises from the existence of distressed debt investors who sometimes see commercial advantage from using an insolvency process to organise the sale of the viable part of a business to a solvent buyer […]

Blocked exits can be costly at hedge funds-paper

guardian.co.uk – Hedge fund investors may face an expensive tug-of-war with managers, according to a new research paper that suggests they could lose as much as 15 percent of their initial investments should they be unable to exit when they […]

Blocked exits can be costly at hedge funds

Reuters UK – Hedge fund investors may face an expensive tug-of-war with managers, according to a new research paper that suggests they could lose as much as 15 percent of their initial investments should they be unable to exit when […]

Even hedge funds with gains face redemptions

Reuters – Even hedge-fund managers with portfolio gains are in trouble this year. Dozens of managers who are outperforming the market and their troubled rivals with gains of as little as a few percent or as much as nearly 100 […]

Breakingviews.com Hedge Funds Need Makeover

New York Times – Hedge funds are facing many agonies. They are tortured by redemptions. Then there are “high water marks,” another now-troublesome part of their model. They need to fix such flaws if they are to fight another day. […]

Duff Puts Plans on Hold as Hedge Funds Suffer

New York Times Blogs – Duff Capital Advisors has recently laid off dozens of its employees and is holding off on its plans to raise as much as $1.5 billion just eight months after the hedge fund firm began business, […]

Hedge funds could help finance growth

Reuters – Hedge fund managers could play a key role in jump starting the ailing U.S. economy if Washington offers them appropriate tax breaks, a prominent hedge fund industry lawyer said on Tuesday. Sitting on billions of dollars in cash, […]

Hedge funds working to limit redemptions

Reuters UK – Dozens of hedge funds have told investors they cannot get their money back right now as managers try to limit a wave of redemptions to safeguard all their clients’ investments — as well as their own futures. […]

Lehman’s Hedge-Fund Clients Left in Cold as Assets Are Frozen

Bloomberg Europe – Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.’s bankruptcy probably means the end of hedge-fund manager Oak Group Inc. after 22 years in business. John James, who runs the Chicago-based firm with $25 million of assets, didn’t buy Lehman stock or […]

Federal Reserve investigated Lehman rumors

Reuters – The Federal Reserve acted on rumors last month and called Credit Suisse Group to see if it had pulled a credit line from Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc, The Wall Street Journal said citing people familiar with the matter. […]

New player on the bad loan scene

Star News Online- Dozens of hedge funds, private equity groups and other investors have plunged into the beaten-down mortgage market in recent months, buying tens of thousands of distressed loans and foreclosed properties around the country. They hope to profit […]

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