Tag Archives: confidence


Hedge funds still causing some jitters

This is Money – Institutional investors are still running scared from hedge funds after last year’s bloodbath, figures from sector giant Man Group show. They pulled a net £2bn from Man Group in the first quarter of its financial year. […]

Hedge Fund Investors Regain ‘Whip Hand’ After 2008’s Losses

Bloomberg – Hedge fund managers gathering in Monaco this week said they have work to do to regain investors’ confidence after the industry’s record losses last year. “We have to prove as an industry that we can provide absolute returns […]

Ospraie’s plans point to hedge fund confidence

NineMSN – Ospraie Management is launching two funds focusing on commodities and other liquid securities just eight months after it was forced to close its flagship fund amid huge losses on commodities trades. The US hedge fund’s move, announced in […]

G-20 Nations OK $1.1 Tril. in Emergency Loans

The Ledger – Anxiously assembled at the most perilous moment for the global economy since the Great Depression, the world’s financial powers pledged more than $1 trillion Thursday for emergency loans to combat spreading chaos. But they rebuffed President Barack […]

Hedge funds accept controls

The Columbus Dispatch – The hedge-fund industry, battered and humbled by the market downturn, no longer is planning to fight an increased role for government in regulating and inspecting the secretive investment pools.   Opposition has melted away as the […]

Icahn Puts Another $250 Million Into His Fund

New York Times – The billionaire financier Carl C. Icahn put another $250 million into his hedge fund at the beginning of the year after suffering further losses in the fourth quarter on investments in Motorola and Yahoo, according to […]

Eastbourne Proposes Amylin Directors, Backs Icahn

Bloomberg – Hedge fund Eastbourne Capital Management LLC nominated five directors to the board of Amylin Pharmaceuticals Inc. and is supporting a slate put forward by investor Carl Icahn, after it “lost confidence” in leadership of the maker of the […]

G30 says broken financial system badly needs repair

Reuters – The G30, a group of high-profile economists and policy-makers, on Thursday called for changes in international financial regulation to help avoid future meltdowns, but its recommendations were vague and non-binding. In findings that made no reference to the […]

Journal of a Plague Year: Faith in Markets Cracks Under Losses

Bloomberg – It has been a year of record misery: the largest bankruptcy, bank failure and Ponzi scheme in U.S. history; $720 billion in writedowns and losses by financial institutions; $30.1 trillion in market valuation wiped out. The biggest loss […]

Madoff scam may spark tightening of hedge rules

Evening Standard – Veterans of the secretive $1.5 trillion (£1 trillion) industry say the $50 billion Madoff fraud could bring about sweeping changes in the way the authorities monitor activity. "This is an Enron moment for hedge funds," said Peter […]

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