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EU assembly flexes muscles, fast reforms may be hard

Reuters AlertNet – The newly elected European parliament starts its five-year term on Tuesday in a combative mood which could slow the passage of laws intended to fight Europe’s worst economic crisis in decades. At its first session since an […]

Madoff asks for 12 years for Ponzi conviction

Denver Post – Bernard Madoff asked a federal judge this week to sentence him to as little as 12 years in prison after he pleaded guilty earlier this year to operating a massive, decades- long Ponzi scheme. In a letter […]

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 […]

Carlyle Group Sets Sights On Battered Banks

Free Internet Press – With the leveraged-buyout business on life support, major private-equity firms such as the Carlyle Group are taking a closer look at the battered banking sector as a way to make money for their clients. Last September, […]

Reputation beats returns at hedge fund Pequot

Reuters – Hedge fund industry icon Arthur Samberg’s startling decision to shut Pequot Capital shows how a firm’s reputation matters as much as its returns. For decades Samberg, who founded Pequot more than two decades ago, delivered strong performance no […]

Hedge Fund Is Dissolving as It Faces 2nd Inquiry

New York Times – In the rarefied world of hedge funds, he is one of the greats — a stock-picker who managed to make money, bull market or bear, for more than two decades. But on Wednesday, Arthur J. Samberg […]

Fairfield Hedge Funds Sued by Madoff Trustee

Newsinferno.com – Bernard Madoff trustee, Irving Picard, has sued three Fairfield Greenwich Group hedge funds—Fairfield Sentry Ltd., Greenwich Sentry LP, and Greenwich Sentry Partners LP—in a clawback suit that seeks the return of $3.54 billion to repay victims of Madoff’s […]

Pension fund kickback accusation leveled in Albany

Democrat and Chronicle – The former chairman of the state Liberal Party was accused Wednesday of receiving at least $800,000 from the state pension fund as a kickback for helping elect former Comptroller Alan Hevesi and Hevesi’s son. Raymond B. […]

Clarke loses hedge fund job as credit crunch hits politicians

guardian.co.uk – The shadow business secretary, Kenneth Clarke, has become the latest victim of the credit crunch after losing his job on the board of a hedge fund, the Guardian has learned. Clarke, who was parachuted back on to the […]

Strong wealth fund growth boosts UAE fiscal stability

Business24-7- When oil prices were as low as $10-20 a barrel two decades ago, the UAE seriously considered borrowing from the local market to finance its swelling budget deficit. But the plan was shelved in favour of painful spending cuts. […]

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