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Obama’s Overhaul Would Register Hedge Funds

Courthouse News Service – President Obama’s plan to overhaul financial regulations, to prevent a repeat of the country’s credit and banking catastrophe, is laid out in a "nearly final" 85-page document the president is expected to reveal today.      Among […]

Obama: Small Business Loans and Refinancing are Keys to Economic Recovery

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – President Obama met with Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner on Friday, after which he told reporters there are “glimmers of hope across the economy.” The meeting, which was also attended by […]

Bair pitches hedge funds and pensions on US bank plan

Reuters – Sheila Bair, chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp, is in New York on Friday to meet with hedge funds, private equity funds and pension groups to promote the government’s plan to cleanse banks’ balance sheets of toxic […]

Obama Outlines Toxic Asset Plan – Pressure is on Private Investors, Hedge Funds

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – The Obama administration has unveiled its much anticipated program aimed at clearing toxic assets from the books of U.S. banks and finding a middle ground between inaction and nationalization.  By financing the purchase of up to […]

Obama Seeks Investors in Plan to Buy Illiquid Assets

Bloomberg – The Obama administration will announce details of a plan today to expand the $700 billion rescue of the financial system that will rely on enticing private investors to buy the troubled assets clogging banks’ balance sheets. Treasury Secretary […]

Bank of America Receives $138 Billion of Rescue Funds

Bloomberg – Bank of America Corp., the largest U.S. bank by assets, received a $138 billion emergency lifeline from the government to support its acquisition of Merrill Lynch & Co. and prevent the global financial crisis from deepening. The U.S. […]

Seven investor group to buy IndyMac at $13.9b

Saudi Gazette – A seven-member investor group including billionaire George Soros and Dell Inc. founder Michael Dell have agreed to purchase failed lender IndyMac Bank, one of the largest casualties of the housing bust, for $13.9 billion. IndyMac, which specialized […]

Hedge Funds in Talks to Purchase Failed Mortgage Lender IndyMac

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Several hedge fund firms led by J.C. Flowers & Co., are closing in on a deal to purchase the assets of IndyMac, the failed mortgage lender, as of Sunday. The group of firms, which also include […]

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