Tag Archives: disaster


David Prosser: At last, some good news for hedge funds

The Independent – Grimly aware that a European Commission crackdown on regulation of hedge funds and private equity spells disaster for the EU’s predominantly London-based industry, Treasury ministers have been desperately lobbying their counterparts in Brussels for months, but their […]

Einhorn calls AAA rating a curse, shorts Moody’s

Marketwatch – David Einhorn, head of hedge-fund firm Greenlight Capital, called AAA credit ratings a curse and said he is betting against rating agency Moody’s, during a speech at a closely watched investment conference on Wednesday. Einhorn said that many […]

Catastrophe Derivatives Demand Surges as Storm Season Nears

Insurance Journal – Demand for disaster derivatives is surging as insurers seek alternatives to scarce reinsurance and expensive catastrophe bonds, with the forthcoming North Atlantic hurricane season likely to give a further boost. Prices are at record levels for Industry […]

Hobbling hedgies and bashing buyout boys

BBC – In much of continental Europe, there’s a widespread belief that hedge funds and private equity firms caused the global economic crisis. Which is presumably one reason why the European Commission wants much tighter regulation of both the hedgies […]

Fraud worries grow for private equity deals in Asia

Forbes – Private equity investors in Asia are increasingly fearful of fraud within their portfolio companies as the global economic downturn puts mounting pressure on firms in the region. The global financial crisis has already caused significant damage to private […]

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