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Hedge funds, mortgages on House agenda

Boston Globe  – TODAY American International Group releases third-quarter results. The insurance giant is expected to post a loss of 90 cents a share, compared with a $1.35-a-share profit last year. Starbucks Corp. releases fourth-quarter financial results and is expected […]

Art market feels global financial pinch

Boston Globe – On Day 2 of the fall auction season, a Russian masterpiece expected to sell for up to $3 million at auction did not find a buyer yesterday, further underscoring the impact of the global financial crisis on […]

Lehman failure dogs Evergreen Solar

Boston Globe – Evergreen Solar Inc. got a shock when Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. went bankrupt last month: The solar panel maker lost control of almost 31 million shares of its stock. How that happened is the subject of a […]

Wild markets bring turmoil to hedge funds

Boston Globe – Hedge funds usually thrive when markets turn volatile. But even these fast-money investors are struggling to cope with the wild swings in the markets, raising concern that some may not survive. Even before the Bush administration proposed its […]

Frank looks ahead to the next step

Boston Globe – US Representative Barney Frank yesterday staked out the next battlefront in the economic crisis gripping the world: more regulation of hedge funds, investment banks, and other financial institutions. Frank, who heads the House Financial Services Committee, blamed […]

Wild markets bring turmoil to hedge funds

Boston Globe – Hedge funds usually thrive when markets turn volatile. But even these fast-money investors are struggling to cope with the wild swings in the markets, raising concern that some may not survive. Even before the Bush administration proposed […]

Morgan Stanley, Goldman change lending systems

Boston Globe – Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs are responding to the credit crisis with a system that uses the market’s view of their own creditworthiness as a basis for lending decisions, the Financial Times reported. Wall Street’s second-largest investment […]

In dim year, 2 Mass. funds shine bright –

Boston Globe – Massachusetts again has some of the best money managers in the world. But unless you’re a public employee or the parent of a Harvard student, you won’t benefit much from this tremendous talent. Harvard University’s endowment, already […]

Hedge fund founder barred from pleading

Boston Globe – A federal judge barred Samuel Israel, the convicted founder of hedge fund firm Bayou Group LLC, from entering a plea to bail jumping, saying his addiction to methadone may have impaired his judgment. A US judge cited […]

Firms hurry to comply with SEC subpoenas

Boston Globe- Dozens of hedge funds and broker-dealers are scrambling to send reams of e-mails and trading records to regulators probing suspected stock price manipulation, several sources at hedge funds said. The Securities and Exchange Commission recently sent subpoenas to […]

SEC mounts attack on the rumor mill

Boston Globe- The Securities and Exchange Commission yesterday said that it and other regulators would begin examining rumor-spreading intended to manipulate securities prices. The timing of the announcement, made before the markets opened in Asia, was meant to warn broker-dealers, […]

Recent failures slow growth of Icahn

Boston Globe- Carl Icahn has hit the roughest patch of his hedge fund career. His $7.9 billion in hedge funds fell 7 percent between October and April, the biggest peak-to-trough loss since the funds opened in November 2004, according to […]

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