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Wall Street Stealth Lobby Defends $35 Billion Derivatives Haul

Bloomberg – Wall Street is suiting up for a battle to protect one of its richest fiefdoms, the $592 trillion over-the-counter derivatives market that is facing the biggest overhaul since its creation 30 years ago. Five U.S. commercial banks, including […]

Funds Snapped Up Financial Stocks in 2nd Quarter

New York Times Blogs – A closely watched report by Goldman Sachs found that hedge funds made an outsize bet on financial stocks in the second quarter, The Wall Street Journal reported. The Goldman “Hedge Fund Trend Monitor” said hedge […]

Man Seeds Hong Kong-based Minerva Macro Fund

HedgeCo.net (West Palm Beach) – Man Investments’ seeding fund, RMF Global Emerging Managers, has completed its second incubation deal of the last two months, providing a cornerstone investment of $50 million for Hong Kong’s Minerva Macro Fund. In July RMF […]

Hedge Fund Atalaya Expands Investment and Marketing Team

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) – Encouraged by a promising investment environment and accelerated investment pace, New York-based special opportunities fund, Atalaya Capital Management LP, today announced that it has expanded its team, adding three investment professionals and a marketing professional.  […]

Paulson Hedge Fund Buys Banks That Lost Value in Credit Crisis

Bloomberg – John Paulson, the hedge-fund manager whose wagers against the U.S. housing market helped him earn an estimated $2.5 billion last year, bought Bank of America Corp. and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. stock in the second quarter, while adding […]

JPMorgan, Hedge Funds May Lose as Derivatives Proposal Advances

Bloomberg – President Barack Obama sent Congress his plan to rein in the $592 trillion over-the-counter derivatives industry, a measure that would cut into a profitable market for banks led by Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and JPMorgan Chase & Co. […]

Ex-Ospraie Traders Start Falckon Hedge Fund to Bet on Energy -

Bloomberg – Erik Verhaar, a former energy trader at Ospraie Management LLC and Deutsche Bank AG, started a hedge fund this week in the Netherlands as investors are returning to commodities. His new Falckon Capital BV bets on U.K. natural […]

People Moves: Swiss Hedge Fund & FoHFs Provider Expands To US

HedgeCo.net (West Palm Beach) – Swiss based hedge fund and FoHFs provider, Infonic AG, has expanded to the US by establishing a New York office. Infonic named IT specialist Nolan Phillips as Chief Operating Officer, and financial expert, Bridget Piraino, […]

”I would shut down the hedge fund industry”

Salon – John R. Talbott is a former investment banker with Goldman Sachs and the author of "The 86 Biggest Lies on Wall Street," "Contagion," "Obamanomics," and "The Coming Crash in the Housing Market." Simon Johnson, the former chief economist […]

Goldman CFO sees end to hedge fund redemption wave

Khaleej Times – Hedge fund assets may be on the rebound after a year of massive redemptions, Goldman Sachs Group Inc Chief Financial Officer David Viniar told analysts on Tuesday, although the prime brokerage business will remain under pressure. “Assuming […]

Nomura plans prime broking to take on rivals

Reuters India – Nomura Holdings plans to launch a global prime brokerage business by September as the financial crisis creates room for new players to offer lucrative services to hedge funds, a senior executive said on Monday. The move shows […]

Viathon Capital Launches Credit Hedge Fund

HedgeCo.net (West Palm Beach) – Viathon Capital, LP has officially launched the Whitewater Master Fund, LP, a credit opportunity fund focused on non-correlated absolute returns. Employing a fundamental, credit-intensive research process in order to identify long and short investment opportunities […]

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