Tag Archives: financial-markets


Hedge-Fund Investors May Add $50 Billion in 2009, Barclays Says

Bloomberg – Hedge funds may increase assets by more than 8 percent this year as clients led by pension plans and rich families invest $50 billion of the cash they held while financial markets fell, according to a report by […]

Swiss Hedge Fund Manager Announces Equity Buyback and Investment Program

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) – Swiss alternative investment company ALTIN AG has said it intends to maintain its share price by buying back between 5% and 10% of its own shares, its Board of Directors has also approved a capital […]

Obama And Merkel In Agreement Ahead Of G20 – Germany

EasyBourse.com – The U.S. and Germany are going "in the same direction" ahead of next week’s G20 summit, a spokesman for Chancellor Angela Merkel said Friday amid reports of rifts between Europe and the U.S. There are "no points of […]

Ashmore sees tough 2009 for fund raising, outflows

Interactive Investor – British fund firm Ashmore Group said it expected the fund-raising environment to remain tough in 2009 as clients continue to cash in investments, after it reported first half profits in line with forecasts. The group, which specialises […]

Europe’s leaders for checks on hedge funds, tax havens

Economic Times – European leaders meeting in Berlin on Sunday backed oversight of the world?s financial markets and products, including hedge funds, and urged that sanctions be drawn up to punish tax havens. A copy of the “chair’s summary” from […]

Wachovia to Buy Back Auction Rate Securities from Clients

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Wachovia customers who invested in auction rate securities prior to their collapse will most likely get their money back.  The SEC announced a settlement yesterday with Wachovia Securities that will provide $7 billion in liquidity to […]

Bernard Madoff, the Mafia, and the Friends of Michael Milken

Market Rap – In 2005, Patrick Byrne, the CEO of Overstock.com and future Deep Capture investigative reporter, began a public crusade against illegal naked short selling (hedge funds and brokers creating phantom stock to manipulate stock prices down). He said, […]

Bonds Slump in January, Hedge Funds Buy Gold

Gold Seek – This January was one of the worst on record for financial markets. US Treasuries crashed after enjoying a recession-beating run in 2008. Gold and silver were the only major asset class to end the month higher. Hedge […]

Eze Castle & Reuters Sponsor Obama Hedge Fund Strategy Panel

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) – Hedge fund tech. provider Eze Castle Integration and Thomson Reuters are sponsoring a panel to discuss hedge fund strategies and regulatory considerations for the Obama administration, the ‘Obama Administration & Hedge Fund Strategies panel’. Hedge […]

Death agony of Thatcher era

Asia Times Online – During the end of the 1970s into the 1980s, British Conservative prime minister Margaret Thatcher and the City of London financial interests who backed her introduced wholesale measures of privatization, state budget cuts, moves against labor […]

Journal of a Plague Year: Faith in Markets Cracks Under Losses

Bloomberg – It has been a year of record misery: the largest bankruptcy, bank failure and Ponzi scheme in U.S. history; $720 billion in writedowns and losses by financial institutions; $30.1 trillion in market valuation wiped out. The biggest loss […]

Paulson Not on Board with Redemption Restrictions

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – John Paulson, head of hedge fund firm Paulson & Co., recently spoke his mind on the wave of redemption freezes that many managers have chosen to impose.  “We think it’s a mistake for our managers to […]

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