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Most hedge fund strategies lost money in June -Lipper

Reuters UK – Most strategies employed by hedge fund managers globally failed to generate positivereturns in June as stock markets moved sideways and commodity prices slid during the month, according to estimates from Lipper on Tuesday. The best-performing hedge fund […]

Goldman Sachs Boosts Risk-Taking at Fastest Pace on Wall Street

Bloomberg – Goldman Sachs Group Inc., unbowed by the securities industry’s worst year since the Great Depression, increased its trading bets at the fastest rate on Wall Street. Goldman Sachs’s so-called value-at-risk, the amount the New York-based bank estimates it […]

Hedge-Fund Pay May Fall 25% in 2009 as Fees Evaporate

Bloomberg – Compensation for U.S. hedge-fund employees may drop as much as 25 percent this year as the firms try to recoup last year’s investment losses. The decline will cut hedge-fund paychecks to about half the record levels of 2007, […]

Hedge Funds May Cut 20,000 Jobs as Losses Erode Fees

Hedge funds may cut 20,000 workers worldwide this year, a record 14 percent of the industry’s jobs, as investment losses and client withdrawals erode fees. The dismissals will come on top of the 10,000 jobs that disappeared last year at […]

Hedge-Fund Assets Set to Drop $192 Billion by March, UBS Says

Bloomberg – Hedge-fund assets will likely drop by about $192 billion this quarter after the industry posted record losses in 2008, according to estimates by UBS AG. Global assets will likely fall to $1.215 trillion in the first quarter, said […]

MetLife Net Falls 12% on Losses From Hedge Funds, Real Estate

Bloomberg – MetLife Inc., the largest U.S. life insurer, said fourth-quarter profit declined 12 percent on losses from hedge funds and real estate ventures. Shares gained in extended trading as the company beat analysts’ estimates. Net income slipped to $985 […]

Main Citadel Hedge Funds Dropped Estimated 53% In ’08

CNN Money – Citadel Investment Group’s main hedge fund lost 53% for 2008, according to a person familiar with Citadel’s preliminary estimates. The $10 billion Kensington and Wellington funds lost about 9% during the first 24 days of December, punctuating […]

Obama adviser lobbied to protect Fannie

The Washington Times – A transition adviser to President-elect Barack Obama earned millions of dollars overseeing an office that led a lobbying effort to prevent increased oversight of mortgage giant Fannie Mae, the company at the heart of the ongoing […]

Biden No Hedge Fund Lover

HedgeFund.Net – According to Joseph Biden, the hedge fund industry and private equity deserve the blame for the global credit crisis. The Delaware senator and running mate of Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama made that assertion in a primary debate […]

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