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Hedge fund boss accuses PM of ignoring crunch alarm bell

Evening Standard – Jim Chanos said that Mr Brown, while Chancellor of the Exchequer, was given a briefing that predicted banks were in dire danger – more than a year before the crisis hit last year. Mr Chanos, who made […]

Copycat Selling Maroons Investors as Hedge Funds Cash In

Motley Fool – What does the turmoil in the hedge fund world mean to most investors? Losses and more losses. Over the past few weeks, the forced deleveraging of the industry, combined with redemptions by frantic clients, has led to […]

Tribune Co., smothered in debt, files for bankruptcy

Northern Star Online – Media conglomerate Tribune Co., smothered by $13 billion in debt and weak prospects for generating cash through advertising, on Monday became the first major newspaper publisher to seek bankruptcy protection since the Internet began siphoning readers […]

Paulson Bucks Paulson as His Hedge Funds Score $1 Billion Gain

Bloomberg – There’s not a lot of light in Paulson & Co.’s 28th-floor headquarters on a drizzly November afternoon. The Alexander Calder sculpture and multicolored prints have been shipped to the firm’s new offices six blocks south. Darkness envelops the […]

Brazil Hedge Funds See Record Outflows Even as They Beat Market

Bloomberg – Brazilian hedge funds saw a record 14.3 billion reais ($6.7 billion) in withdrawals last month after returns trailed a fixed-income benchmark even while defying a 25 percent plunge in the Bovespa stock index. The redemptions brought total outflows […]

Brazil Hedge Funds See Record Outflows Even as They Beat Market

Bloomberg – Brazilian hedge funds saw a record 14.3 billion reais ($6.7 billion) in withdrawals last month after returns trailed a fixed-income benchmark even while defying a 25 percent plunge in the Bovespa stock index. The redemptions brought total outflows […]

Hedge funds weigh future as investors pull money out

The Australian – David Gray, UBS’s head of prime services in the Asia-Pacific, says:  "In the next three months, people will make decisions about whether they want to continue their business that may prove uneconomic for them," Hong Kong-based Mr […]

Gottex hedge funds impacted by high redemptions

Hedge Funds Review Magazine – Troubled Swiss-based alternative asset management group Gottex Fund Management Holdings said assets under management (AUM) were down over $2 billion to $13.5 billion at September 30, 2008, compared with $15.6 billion at June 30, 2008. […]

Hedge Fund Woes: Troubles at Citadel, Highland

CNBC – Ongoing hedge fund losses and liquidations spooked markets Wednesday, and some of the biggest names in the mix now are Citadel Investments and Highland. Hedge funds had their worst month ever in September, with average losses of 6.2 […]

RK Capital Hedge Funds Lost Up to 30% in August as Metals Fell

RK Capital Management LLP, the metals hedge-fund firm co-founded by Michael Farmer, lost as much as 30 percent last month amid falling copper and aluminum prices, according to an investor with the firm. The declines cut the combined returns of […]

Asia Hedge Funds, Among Worst Performers, Close at Faster Rate

Bloomberg – Asia hedge-fund closures jumped 19 percent this year, with the industry set to shrink for the first time as clients withdraw more money after funds in the region underperformed rivals in the U.S. and Europe. “It is likely […]

Commodities ravaged as traders flee risk

Times Online – Surging fears of Armageddon in the global financial system ravaged a wide selection of commodities across Asia as groups ranging from hedge funds to day traders spent the day in a headlong flight from risk. The shock […]

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