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Swiss topple U.S. as most competitive economy: WEF

Reuters – Switzerland knocked the United States off the position as the world’s most competitive economy as the crash of the U.S. banking system left it more exposed to some long-standing weaknesses, a report said on Tuesday. The World Economic […]

Sure, Throw Your Money In This ‘Hedge Fund’

Tubefilter news – Do you know what a Hedge Fund is? I don’t. And neither do the boys at the Claude S. Dutchy, LLC hedge fund. But, damnit, they’re determined to make it rich enough to race Lamborghinis, orbit earth […]

Mark Gilbert Bernanke Bonus Mustn’t Make Hedge-Fund Guys Blush

Bloomberg – Ben Bernanke’s renomination as Federal Reserve chairman gives him a guaranteed job for four years, precisely the kind of long-term, risk-free tenure that regulators are trying to outlaw elsewhere in finance. President Barack Obama was always going to […]

Funds loosen strings on redemption periods

Business24-7 – Investment funds that extended redemption periods because of adverse conditions in the market have started to cut their notice periods. The move comes in response to positive factors such as the recent market rally and improved liquidity levels […]

Brazil Hedge Funds Post Biggest Monthly Inflow in July for ’09

Bloomberg – Brazilian hedge funds lured about 8.2 billion reais ($4.52 billion) in July, the biggest monthly inflow this year, as a rebounding economy and record low interest rates increased demand for stocks and other higher- yielding assets. The investment […]

Gold ETFs: Hedge funds propel SPDR Gold Trust

Commodity Online – Gold prices had an excellent run last week, led by the extensive fall in the US dollar and strong rally in the equity markets. The rise in crude oil prices also resulted in lifting bullion. The US […]

Shorting not good bet for hedge funds

Gulf News – Short-selling, one of the few tactics that made money for hedge funds in 2008, has become a risky bet as prospects for equities have improved, while getting hold of stock to sell is harder as lenders shun […]

‘Gold is a hedge against US dollar decline’

Commodity Online – Agoracom market analyst Peter Grandich, who isn’t among those who expect the world at large to emerge from “this absolutely horrific downturn” by year-end, instead sees good opportunities on the horizon for investors who want to “buy […]

REFILE-Activist funds ditch Japan, leave governance void

Interactive Investor – The retreat of two high-profile activist funds from Japan underscores the difficulties such funds face in squeezing value from their investments and raises worries about lax corporate governance in the world’s second-biggest economy. The Children’s Investment Fund […]

Hamilton Lane to manage $250m growth capital fund of funds for Florida

AltAssets – Florida’s State Board of Administration has launched a $250m growth capital fund of funds that will invest in technology and growth-related businesses with a presence in the US state. The Florida Growth Fund, to be managed by private […]

Stock futures flat ahead of retail, jobless data

Reuters – Wall Street was set to open flat on Thursday, with investors eyeing retail sales and weekly jobless data for fresh insight into the state of the recession-hit economy. * Investors will watch a 30-year treasury note auction for […]

David Einhorn, still a hedge fund rock star

FierceFinance – David Einhorn, the head of Greenlight Capital, caused quite a stir at the Ira W. Sohn Investment Research Conference last year. He made it known that he was shorting Lehman Brothers, which was trading at $60 at the […]

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