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UBP to Cut 10% of Workforce This Year as Client Assets Decline

Bloomberg – Union Bancaire Privee, the Swiss hedge-fund investor whose clients lost about $700 million with Bernard Madoff, plans to cut 10 percent of its workforce this year after assets under management declined. “UBP should reduce its staff by 10 […]

Geneva Funds of Funds Slump as Banks Struggle to Nullify Madoff

Bloomberg – Geneva banks, which began investing client money in funds of hedge funds during the 1960s, are struggling to rebuild the business after market losses and Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme cut assets by 72 percent. The assets of funds […]

Geneva Funds of Funds Slump as Banks Struggle to Nullify Madoff

Bloomberg – Geneva banks, which began investing client money in funds of hedge funds during the 1960s, are struggling to rebuild the business after market losses and Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme cut assets by 72 percent. The assets of funds […]

Switzerland Investigates Santander

Wealth Bulletin – Geneva’s public prosecutor said he has launched a criminal investigation into allegations that Banco Santander SA’s hedge-fund unit misled investors when it funneled their money into Bernard L. Madoff’s Ponzi scheme. The formal investigation was opened following […]

Hedge Fund Managers Switch Strategies and Reap Rewards

New York Times – In mid-March, with the global stock markets plunging, Philippe Jabre, a hedge fund manager based in Geneva, started buying bombed out financial stocks in the United States, Europe and Asia. A procession of sleepless nights followed […]

Hedge clippers

Times Online – They must think it’s Christmas in Geneva. Alistair Darling delivered an early present last week by slapping a 50 per cent tax rate on top earners. Highly paid but footloose financiers are now betting when the rate […]

UBP Makes Offer to Madoff Victims

New York Times Blogs – Swiss private bank Union Bancaire Privée, one of the largest European hedge-fund investors, offered Thursday to buy back $700 million of its clients’ Bernard L. Madoff-related investments at half what they originally paid. The bank, […]

UBP wants independent hedge fund administrators

Reuters – Swiss private bank Union Bancaire Privee (UBP) may pull client money out of hedge funds unless they set up independent administrators, the Financial Times said on Wednesday. The Geneva-based bank, one of the world’s largest investors in hedge […]

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