Tag Archives: credit-default-swap


Bank ‘oligopoly’ slows CDS clearing-BlueMountain

Reuters – Large dealers in the $26 trillion credit default swap market are blocking CME Group’s CME.N efforts to clear trades, in a bid to retain their "oligopoly" over the market, hedge fund BlueMountain Capital Management said on Monday. Central […]

Fed Approves Intercontinental Credit-Default Swap Clearing Plan

Bloomberg – Intercontinental Exchange Inc.’s bid to be the top U.S. guarantor of credit-default swap trades won Federal Reserve approval, leaving the Securities and Exchange Commission as the futures market’s final regulatory hurdle. Intercontinental and larger rival CME Group Inc. […]

Goldman may be set to post first quarterly loss

Reuters – Goldman Sachs could post its first ever quarterly loss as a public company in December, as market turmoil weighs on revenue for investment banking businesses and forces asset writedowns. One Wall Street analyst, Glenn Schorr at UBS, predicted […]

Nippon Life Insurance to Boost Hedge Fund Investments

Bloomberg – Nippon Life Insurance Co., Japan’s biggest life insurer, said it will boost hedge fund investments and may target distressed assets to take advantage of volatility caused by the collapse of the U.S. subprime mortgage market. Nippon Life, with […]

Nippon Life Targets Hedge Funds, Considers Distressed Assets – Bloomberg

Bloomberg.com: Asia – Nippon Life Insurance Co., Japan’s biggest life insurer, said it will boost hedge fund investments and may target distressed assets to take advantage of volatility caused by the collapse of the U.S. subprime mortgage market. Nippon Life, […]

Asian Funds Increase Use of Multiple Prime Brokers, Survey Says

Bloomberg- Asian hedge funds are increasing their use of multiple prime brokers after the U.S. subprime mortgage market collapse heightened the risk of relying on a single investment bank for brokerage services, an AsiaHedge survey found. Hedge funds that are […]

Asia to Create Thousands of Hedge Fund Jobs, Pinnacle Says

Bloomberg- Asia’s expanding hedge fund industry will probably create tens of thousands of jobs in the next five years, even as investment bank recruitment dries up after the U.S. subprime mortgage market collapse, said Sheridan Mather, a managing director of […]

McCreevy defends hedge funds

Independant- European Union Financial Services Commissioner Charlie McCreevy has defended hedge funds in relation to the fallout from the US subprime mortgage market collapse. The move comes in tandem with a report commissioned by French President Nicolas Sarkozy which states […]

Morgan Stanley, Citi Lose Oil Analysts as Hedge Funds Hire

Bloomberg- Wall Street is losing its top oil analysts as securities firms suffer record losses and hedge funds offer the promise of higher pay. Morgan Stanley’s Douglas Terreson and Citigroup Inc.’s Doug Leggate, ranked first and second by Institutional Investor […]

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