Tag Archives: financial-sector


Boris Johnson accused over hedge funds’ election donations

Guardian.co.uk – Boris Johnson, who is leading the fight against a European crackdown on City financiers, faced accusations of being “bought off” today, when it emerged that more than half the money donated to his mayoral campaign came from the […]

Rep Kanjorski Unveils Bills On SEC, Hedge Funds, Insurance

Nasdaq – A key U.S. House lawmaker on Thursday unveiled draft proposals to bolster the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s powers, to federally regulate hedge funds and to establish a federal insurance office. The three drafts are the latest to […]

London Mayor Fights for Hedge Fund Rights

The New York Times – London’s mayor, Boris Johnson, an advocate of protecting the city’s financial sector from over-regulation, will take the fight to protect Britain’s hedge fund and private equity industry to Brussels this Wednesday, The Daily Telegraph reported. […]

Kuwait financier facing U.S. fraud suit found dead

Reuters – A brash Kuwaiti financier facing a fraud suit by U.S. authorities was found dead Sunday in an apparent suicide that sent shockwaves through the Gulf Arab financial sector. A security source told Reuters that Hazem Al-Braikan appeared to […]

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 […]

FSA to triple some fines

Reuters UK – Britain’s Financial Services Authority (FSA) plans to triple some of the fines it imposes on financial sector wrongdoers as part of a crackdown on offences such as mis-selling and insider dealing. The bigger fines are designed to […]

Hedge Funds Advance 1.37% in March

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Hedge funds gained 1.37 percent in March, according to data compiled by the Hennessee Group LLC.  It was a successful month for the equity markets at well, with the S&P advancing 8.54 percent, the NASDAQ climbing […]

Strong Performance In First Six Months For ACP Fund

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) -  London hedge fund manager ACP Partners, which is soon to merge with TriAlpha Investment Advisors, said that their long/short eguity strategy fund, ACP Financial Opportunities, has beaten its benchmark by over 65% in its first […]

Obama tries to temper furor over AIG bonuses

Associated Press – President Barack Obama is trying to dampen a fire he once stoked, urging a more tempered response to public furor over bonuses paid to executives of the publicly rescued insurance giant American International Group. Obama is virtually […]

Citi: Hedge Funds to Jump at Toxic Asset Opportunities

Private Equity Hub – Wealth managers at Citi are telling their clients to watch for a burst of hedge fund activity in bad assets. The wealth investor says in its most recent note that the biggest opportunity for hedge funds […]

Hedge funds to jump at toxic asset loans

Stuff - Wealth managers at Citi are telling their clients to watch for a burst of hedge fund activity in bad assets. The wealth investor says in its most recent note that the biggest opportunity for hedge funds is probably around […]

Andrew Lo On New Challenges For Investors

U.S. News & World Report – Andrew Lo, hedge fund manager and director of MIT’s Laboratory for Financial Engineering, is a long-time student of investor behavior, especially the sort that belies the notion that markets move with cool efficiency. Particularly […]

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