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Hedge Funds Challenges in a Changing World

Al-Bawaba – Never before in its short history was the hedge funds community confronted with the challenges nor the pressures it is facing today, following a six-year boom,with Madoff’s scandal coming as the icing on the cake following the US […]

Mutual Funds: Saner Markets Ahead

Forbes – In the December issue of Dan Wiener’s newsletter, "The Independent Adviser for Vanguard Investors," Wiener interviews James Barrow, lead manager for $31 billion Vanguard Windsor II, and learns that the venerated value manager believes that hedge fund liquidations […]

Hedge funds request Dillard’s corporate records

Forbes – A group of Dillard’s Inc. investors is asking the family that controls most shares in the department store chain for corporate records containing information on family and business relationships and perks given to directors or executives of the department store […]

Merkel urges EU to approve German bank aid

Forbes – German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday called on the European Commission to quickly approve Germany’s planned aid for lender Commerzbank as part of its bank rescue package. Germany is in a dispute with the Commission over whether the […]

Shareholders Flee Fortress

Forbes – Fortress Investment Group pulled up the portcullis on its Drawbridge funds Wednesday, but it’s stock is under seige. Fortress Investment Group‘s directors voted to temporarily suspend pending redemptionsafter investors asked to pull out roughly $3.5 billion by year’s end from its […]

Hedge fund Avenue Capital says now is time to buy

Forbes – Financial assets have become so cheap because of the credit crisis that now is a good time to scoop up bargains, the head of one of the world’s biggest hedge funds, Avenue Capital, said on Wednesday. ‘Now is […]

Rivals bet against Morgan Stanley in September

Forbes – Major Wall Street firms placed large bets against Morgan Stanley using credit-default swaps, two days after Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc sought bankruptcy protection, the Wall Street Journal said, citing trading records. The firms included Merrill Lynch & Co, […]

Get Over The Hedge

Forbes – Hedge funds are to the modern stock market as sun spots were to electronics in the 1960s: a convenient scapegoat when things go wrong without an evident cause. But they probably aren’t to blame for last week’s poor […]

Epic Software turns down hedge fund buyout offer

Forbes – Business software company Epicor Software Corp. said Monday it will not pursue a $566 million buyout offer from shareholder Elliott Associates LP. Hedge funds Elliott Associates and Elliott International LP offered to buy Epicor Oct. 1 for $9.50 […]

Hedge Funds Learn To Say ‘Sorry’

Forbes – It’s hard to fathom. But as lousy returns start pouring in, managers of some of the most successful hedge funds in recent years are apologizing for their dismal showing. "The last quarter has been abysmal," wrote TPG-Axon Capital Manager […]

Finvest to Launch Capital Protected Offering

Forbes – In light of the higher risks which are sweeping global markets, Finvest Asset Management is set to launch a new capital protected offering for investors who are seeking to generate annual returns of between 12-20 percent in a […]

Hedge Funds At Risk

Forbes – The hedge fund sector has to date weathered market volitality better than the banking sector, since no large bellwether hedge fund has yet gone bankrupt. Nonetheless, hedge funds are expecting a wave of redemptions, as investors move to […]

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