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Citadel hedge fund denies Fed probe

Business Day South Africa – Examiners with the US Federal Reserve have questioned Wall Street counterparties about their exposure to debt and other holdings of Citadel Investment Group, The Wall Street Journal reported at the weekend. Citadel denied the report. […]

Hedge funds see huge outflow of money, $210 bn

Commodity Online – Steep performance losses and record investor capital redemptions reduced the size of the hedge fund industry by $210 billion in 3Q08. This represents the largest historical quarterly decline in assets, according to data released the other day […]

Global financial crisis: An interview with George Soros

The Independent – Judy Woodruff: You write in your new book, The New Paradigm for Financial Markets, that “we are in the midst of a financial crisis the likes of which we haven’t seen since the Great Depression.” Was this […]

It’s D-Day for hedge funds as redemptions roll in

Reuters – Hedge fund managers are facing D-day as investors demand back billions of dollars from ailing and healthy funds alike. Funds managers around the world said they are sitting on record levels of cash to meet an expected flood […]

Wild markets bring turmoil to hedge funds

Boston Globe – Hedge funds usually thrive when markets turn volatile. But even these fast-money investors are struggling to cope with the wild swings in the markets, raising concern that some may not survive. Even before the Bush administration proposed […]

Hedge funds suffer mass redemptions

Independent – Hedge funds could have an unprecedented level of cash pulled out by investors this quarter, according to insiders, just as they faced millions of pounds of losses from last week’s shock regulation of short selling. It has been […]

Putnam shuts $15 billion money market fund

Reuters – U.S. asset manager Putnam Investments said on Thursday that it had closed its $15 billion (8 billion pound) Prime Money Market Fund due to redemption pressures. Putnam, a unit of Canada’s Great-West Lifeco, said in a statement that […]

AIG share crash means more pain for top U.S. funds

Reuters – Fidelity Investments’ Harry Lange, manager of its one-time star Magellan fund, made what now looks like a poorly timed move in June: he nearly doubled his holdings of AIG. Lange, who has already seen other financial bets sour, […]

Executive leaves hedge fund Citadel

Reuters – A Citadel Investment Group LLC executive who ran an unprofitable credit investment group for the large hedge fund company has resigned, a person familiar with the matter said on Friday. Joe Russell, who was instrumental in making Citadel’s […]

Unigestion Hires Former Julius Baer Manager as Head of Hedge Funds

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) – Privately owned asset manager, Unigestion, has appointed Konstantinos Iordanidis as Managing Director and Head of Hedge Funds. Unigestion has $11 billion invested in hedge funds, private equity funds and quantitative equity strategies. Iordanidis is a […]

Citadel, SAC Capital Get Pick of Casualties as Carnage Worsens

Bloomberg – Balyasny Asset Management LP recruited more than 30 money managers and analysts from competing hedge funds in the first eight months of the year, exceeding its total for all of 2007. “We have been aggressively looking for talent, […]

Hedge-fund chief gains seat on Sara Lee board

Chicago Tribune – The leader of an activist hedge fund with a significant stake in Sara Lee Corp. has been added to the foodmaker’s board of directors. Downers Grove-based Sara Lee said Thursday that it is expanding its 10-member board […]

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