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A bailout to some, a hedge fund to others

Globe and Mail – Daniel Gross, writing on Slate, makes an interesting point about the latest version of the U.S. government’s bailout plan: The plan, officially known as the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008, looks a lot like the […]

How the Bailout Is Like a Hedge Fund

Slate – The Wall Street bailout is alive again. In an effort to make the $700 billion bailout palatable, the architects of the law have larded it up with all sorts of goodies, such as increasing the levels of deposit […]

Hedge funds to back £4.5bn Barclays issue

Financial Times- Several of London’s largest hedge funds are backing Barclays’ £4.5bn ($8.9bn) capital increase, underscoring the complex roles they are playing in the recapitalisation of the UK banking sector. GLG Partners, Lansdowne, CQS and Och-Ziff have all agreed to […]

Hedge funds bet on HBOS to fall

Business Spectator- Hedge funds sharply increased their bets against UK lender HBOS in the first days after the Financial Services Authority imposed new rules on June 13, targeting abusive short-selling and smooth the process for firms raising cash from rights […]

New rules to make risky funds more transparent

Toronto Star- In one of Canada’s biggest investment scandals, regulators pulled the plug on Portus Alternative Asset Management Inc. in early 2005. The now-bankrupt Toronto company was selling risky hedge funds to ordinary investors, using a complex structure that avoided […]

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