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Barclays, GLG Partners, Abu Dhabi among Lehman claimants

Reuters – The list of investors filing billion dollar claims against Lehman Brothers illustrates the global damage caused by its collapse, with companies from the United States, Europe and Abu Dhabi making some of the largest demands. Barclays Bank, Morgan […]

Harbinger Capital, SAC Capital and Crestwood Advisors add Industry Veterans

Hedgetracker – In this week’s hedge fund hire report, we look at firms that have recently added industry veterans to their teams. The investment firms covered in this report include: Harbinger Capital, SAC Capital Advisors and Crestwood Advisors. First off […]

HSBC to launch first ETF in Europe

Reuters – HSBC Holdings Plc, Europe’s biggest bank, is to unveil plans to enter into the European exchange traded fund (ETF) market with its first launch, the Financial Times said on Monday. ”We believe our future is linked to indexation […]

Hedge funds build up short bets on VW again

Reuters UK – Hedge funds have increased their bets on a fall in voting shares in Europe’s biggest carmaker Volkswagen, according to data on Tuesday, despite the heavy losses suffered by such funds last year. Hedge funds shorting VW were […]

Selector hails rise of Ucits III hedge funds

Citywire.co.uk – Fund selector Christian Lundström, from Independent Investment Group in Sweden, is welcoming the evolution of the Ucits III space which is seeing more and more hedge fund groups entering the area. Last week, HSBC Asset Management’s Farley Thomas warned […]

Warren Buffett of East Crashes Hedge Fund Party

Bloomberg – Asia has been good to hedge funds this year. The Eurekahedge Asian Hedge Fund Index climbed 4.2 percent in July, while funds in North America and Europe rose 2.1 percent and 1.9 recent, respectively. Preliminary reports show Asian […]

EU Law May Cost Pension Industry Billions of Euros, AIMA Claims

Bloomberg – The European Union’s plan to regulate hedge funds will cost the bloc’s pension industry about 25 billion euros ($36 billion) a year, the Alternative Investment Management Association said. The proposed law would drive pension funds toward more traditional […]

Is a new bubble being formed?

European Voice – Europe may be laying the foundations for the next financial bubble, through its monetary, industrial and regulatory policies. In the midst of the worst crisis in half a century, it is easy to forget that the real […]

US enters Europe’s fund debate

The Australian – The move wades the US into a fierce battle between the UK and other parts of Europe over how tough regulation should be. Some nations, led by Germany and France, are calling for wholesale regulation of financial […]

Hedge funds ready to hang up on TDC

Copenhagen Post – The largest business deal in the country?s history could turn into a stock market selloff by the five capital funds that purchased telecommunications company TDC for a record sum in 2006. The largest business deal in the […]

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 […]

Fund plans ‘could strangle’ City

BBC – Under the EU plans, hedge funds would be required to be more open, and their ability to borrow would be limited. The Mayor is concerned that if these rules are adopted, hedge funds will be driven to relocate […]

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