Tag Archives: global-economy


Hedge Funds Increase +0.64% In June – Hennessee

HedgeCo.net (West Palm Beach) – Hedge fund investor consultant and adviser, Hennessee Group LLC, today announced some highlights from the first half of 2009 and the month of June, excerpts follow: “Most hedge fund managers are not buying into the […]

Japan’s First Short-Biased Hedge Fund Bets Exporters Will Fall

Bloomberg – Alphex Investments Co., the adviser to Japan’s first short-biased hedge fund, plans to sell exporters’ shares, wagering they’ll fall on a rising yen and weak global economy, boosting the fund that started in March. “What we’re seeing right […]

George Soros talks up the global recovery

First Post – Hopes are growing that the world has turned the corner, after a number of high profile figures made encouraging noises about the state of the global economy. Billionaire hedge fund manager George Soros said that "the economic […]

IOSCO to outline new role of regulators at conference

Jerusalem Post – While the recent G-20 summit in London provided world financial leaders with the opportunity to begin charting a path of recovery for the ailing global economy, the work to build the markets up and to ensure that […]

SecondMarket Opens Trading of Mortgage-Backed Securities, Whole Loans and Collateralized Debt Obligations

NEW YORK, N.Y. – SecondMarket, the largest marketplace for illiquid assets, announced today that it has launched markets for mortgage-backed securities (MBS), whole loans, and collateralized debt obligations (CDO).  Through SecondMarket, buyers and sellers are able to trade these assets […]

G-20 Nations OK $1.1 Tril. in Emergency Loans

The Ledger – Anxiously assembled at the most perilous moment for the global economy since the Great Depression, the world’s financial powers pledged more than $1 trillion Thursday for emergency loans to combat spreading chaos. But they rebuffed President Barack […]

Europe pledges more funds for IMF

Boston Globe – The leaders of Germany, Britain, France, and Italy yesterday said that the resources of the International Monetary Fund should be doubled, to $500 billion, to help head off new problems in countries already hit hard by the […]

The Icelandic Volcano Erupts

Middle East Online – Can a Hedge-Fund Island Lose Its Shirt and Gain Its Soul? In December, reports surfaced that Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson pushed his Wall Street bailout package by suggesting that, without it, civil unrest in the United […]

Hedge Fund Manager sees ‘outstanding’ value opportunities in 2009

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) – Beijing-based fund manager, Lowes Wealth Management (LWM), has announced a bullish programme of stock acquisition, building on the opportunities thrown up by the global downturn. LWM, which runs the recently launched Elite East-West Value Fund, […]

G30 says broken financial system badly needs repair

Reuters – The G30, a group of high-profile economists and policy-makers, on Thursday called for changes in international financial regulation to help avoid future meltdowns, but its recommendations were vague and non-binding. In findings that made no reference to the […]

Fed, ECB prepare to tackle deflation head-on

Reuters – Officials from the Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank on Sunday vowed to fight the damaging effects of deflation as the global economy suffers a deep and lengthy recession. In just a few months, central bankers’ concerns […]

Hedge Funds, Oil Prices and Resulting Recession

Seeking Alpha – In 1997, some observers feared an impending global recession as a result of the headwinds stemming from the Asian financial crisis. However, within two years, those fears had dissipated and were replaced with new concerns of irrational […]

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