Tag Archives: global-economy


Are Managed Forex Accounts Suitable for Short-term Hedge Fund Investors?

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) – In an interview with Geneva based Forex trader and currency specialist Robert Paulson, he said; "Trading the Forex market is for serious investors seeking alternative investment opportunities."  Clients pulling out of hedge funds due to the […]

Commodities lose diversification edge

Using commodities to hedge potential losses in stock markets has not worked lately, and the tighter link among assets these days means diversification benefits may not be as great as before. Hedge funds, pension funds, mutual funds and wealthy individuals […]

Interview With George Soros: ‘The Economy Fell Off The Cliff’

Free Internet Press – George Soros, 78, has made billions as a hedge-fund manager and investor. Germany’s Spiegel magazine spoke with him about the current financial crisis, how he expect President-elect Barack Obama to respond to the economic disaster and […]

A hedge fund that actually hedges risk

Globe and Mail – This is how bad things are for hedge funds right now. On the CanadianHedgeWatch.com website, a hub for the hedge business, the lead article one recent day was headlined "The hedge fund collapse." The article, which […]

T. Boone Pickens liquidates energy equity hedge fund

Dallas Morning News – Hedge fund operator and oil prognosticator T. Boone Pickens liquidated one of his hedge funds last month as the stock markets plunged. The Dallas billionaire converted his energy equity fund to cash and offered investors the […]

Hedge funds taking it on chin; losses expected to fuel mergers

Globe and Mail – Hedge fund manager Ravi Sood is having a rough time navigating through the tsunami that has hit stock markets around the world. The stellar record of his Lawrence Partners Fund suffered a 48-per-cent hair cut in […]

UAE Liquidity Moves by Government Positive for Banks – Fitch

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) – Fitch Ratings has taken a positive view of the recent moves by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) government to boost liquidity in the banking system but notes that the operating environment has become more challenging. […]

Yen slips, Aussie jumps as bank rescues take shape

Reuters Tokyo – The yen dipped against higher-yielding currencies on Monday while the Australian dollar surged as leaders from Europe to the United States rushed out plans to shore up banks and stem the panic gripping investors. After many stock […]

How hedge funds, tax exiles and City financiers helped fund the Tories

Guardian.co.uk – The Tories were accused last night of being bankrolled by a City ‘wolf pack’ after it emerged that the party was receiving hundreds of thousands of pounds from hedge fund managers who have been making vast sums of […]

SEC May Require Hedge Funds to Reveal Short Positions

Bloomberg – The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission may require hedge funds to disclose their short-sale positions and plans to subpoena the funds’ communication records in an effort to stem turmoil in stock markets. Hedge funds and investors managing more […]

Citadel, SAC Capital Get Pick of Casualties as Carnage Worsens

Reuters UK – Balyasny Asset Management LP recruited more than 30 money managers and analysts from competing hedge funds in the first eight months of the year, exceeding its total for all of 2007. “We have been aggressively looking for […]

Citadel, SAC Capital Get Pick of Casualties as Carnage Worsens

Bloomberg – Balyasny Asset Management LP recruited more than 30 money managers and analysts from competing hedge funds in the first eight months of the year, exceeding its total for all of 2007. “We have been aggressively looking for talent, […]

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