Tag Archives: global financial crisis


What caused the decline in market liquidity

The Economic Times – The mavens continue to pore over figures and analyse the why, how and after-effects of bankruptcy of the major-league investment bank Lehman , on September 15 last year. It’s clear that financial innovation in the mature […]

Bridgewater remains largest hedge fund firm, AR survey finds

MarketWatch – Soros Fund Management had $24 billion in assets at the start of July, up more than 14% from the end of 2008 and more than 41% from a year earlier. That made the firm the fifth-largest in the […]

Tokyo FX volume falls as hedge funds leave

Reuters – Foreign exchange trading volume in Japan has fallen 16 percent this year after many hedge funds closed out investments during the global financial crisis, and Tokyo’s turnover in spot trading now lags behind Singapore. But steady turnover in […]

Declines In External Debt Elevates Concern For Global Recovery

New York (HedgeCo.net) – Hennessee Group LLC, an adviser to hedge fund investors, voiced concern in early 2009 that the global financial crisis could enter a new and more dangerous phase, one that could push several international countries to the […]

U.K. Probing Hedge Funds, Structured Finance Amid Fraud Concern

Bloomberg – The U.K. Serious Fraud Office is investigating sales of structured-finance products such as credit default swaps and collateralized debt obligations prior to the global financial crisis. The SFO is looking into whether banks that sold the products knew […]

EU should regulate not demonise hedge funds-Sweden

guardian.co.uk – A minister for Sweden, which took over the EU presidency on Wednesday, said hedge funds and private equity firms needed regulation but should not be viewed as a primary cause of the global financial crisis. Speaking after a […]

UK has uphill struggle over EU fund rules

guardian.co.uk – Investment companies and private equity firms suspect that they have been caught up in a directive whose real aim was hedge funds largely because it is so difficult to define hedge funds.   The Group of 20 leading […]

Hedge funds back into options to bet on dollar/yen

Reuters Tokyo – Hedge funds are dipping their toes back into the dollar/yen options market after months of absence, betting that eventual interest rate tightening by the U.S. Federal Reserve will help the greenback gain against the yen. Dollar/yen’s implied […]

Australia’s equity-based hedge funds post best returns in three years in March, Blackrock is top performing manager

Opalesque – The Australian Fund Monitor (AFM) released last week its “March Absolute Return and Hedge Fund Review” report which showed that the strong rebound in equity markets both in Australia and overseas saw equity-based hedge funds managed in the […]

Hedge fund profits bloom in tough economic times

The Australian – Australian managed equity-based hedge funds posted their strongest performance in March since the global financial crisis began in late 2007, but underperformed the market overall. Data from Australian Fund Monitors showed that while the Australian equity market […]

Former JPMorgan execs to launch Greater China fund

Reuters – Three former executives at JPMorgan Asset Management plan to launch a Greater China hedge fund via a start-up in Hong Kong, tapping rising investor demand for Asian equities amid the global financial crisis. "Greater China may be the […]

Pentagon preps for economic warfare

MLive.com – The Pentagon sponsored a first-of-its-kind war game last month focused not on bullets and bombs — but on how hostile nations might seek to cripple the U.S. economy, a scenario made all the more real by the global […]

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