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Hedge funds and clones

LiveMint (WSJ) – After the global financial meltdown of the last year, hedge funds have been under considerable stress globally. The operations of all such funds have been viewed as being non-transparent, not subject to regulatory oversight, and high-risk, high-return […]

Sweden sees progress on EU hedge fund rules

Reuters – A minister of EU president Sweden said on Friday progress was being made on the contentious issue of European hedge fund regulation and that he was optimistic a deal might be reached in the coming months. “My view […]

A Hedge Fund Roundtable

Forbes – Hedge fund managers Lloyd Khaner, Stephen Roseman and Ken Shubin Stein discuss changes in the industry post-Bernie Madoff. The next video will include a discussion between three hedge fund managers and Intelligent Investing assistant editor David Serchuk. In […]

Sovereign funds join forces for strategic investment

Reuters – An increasing number of sovereign wealth funds are working in concert to make joint strategic investments in order to reduce risks and maximize returns, which could provide a stabilizing force in financial markets. State-owned funds from China, Singapore, […]

Sovereign funds join forces for strategic investment

Reuters – An increasing number of sovereign wealth funds are working in concert to make joint strategic investments in order to reduce risks and maximize returns, which could provide a stabilizing force in financial markets. State-owned funds from China, Singapore, […]

Fortress Investment loss narrows

Reuters – Fortress Investment Group LLC, one of the few publicly traded U.S. hedge fund groups, reported a narrower quarterly loss on surprisingly strong revenue Wednesday, and forecast improved demand for its portfolios in coming quarters. Fortress executives said several […]

Julius Baer: Lower profits, slows capital outflows at hedge fund

Earthtimes – Julius Baer, one of Switzerland’s largest wealth managers, reported Monday a net profit of 324 million Swiss francs (303 million dollars) in the first half of the year, down 37 per cent compared to the same period in […]

Calpers Hopes Riskier Bets Will Restore Its Health

Javno – Calpers lost nearly $60 billion in the financial markets last year, which means it has a serious long-term shortfall. Joseph A. Dear, the fund’s new invesment head, thinks the cure is in hedge funds and beaten-down private equity. […]

Shame on You, Wall Street

Barron – President Obama took credit Wednesday for the recovery in the financial markets while at the same time decrying Wall Street’s profits and the big bonuses that will be paid out as a result. In his prime-time news conference, […]

Major U.S. exchange chief urges SEC-CFTC merger

Bloomberg – The two main regulators of U.S. financial markets should merge, the chief executive of America’s largest options exchange says in remarks to be delivered to a congressional panel on Friday. William Brodsky, CEO of the Chicago Board Options […]

EU should regulate not demonise hedge funds-Sweden

guardian.co.uk – A minister for Sweden, which took over the EU presidency on Wednesday, said hedge funds and private equity firms needed regulation but should not be viewed as a primary cause of the global financial crisis. Speaking after a […]

SEC’s Aguilar urges tougher hedge fund regulation

Reuters – A Democratic member of the Securities and Exchange Commission called for stricter supervision of hedge funds, particularly large funds that have an impact on the broader financial markets. Luis Aguilar said the market turmoil of the past year […]

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