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Mark Gilbert Bernanke Bonus Mustn’t Make Hedge-Fund Guys Blush

Bloomberg – Ben Bernanke’s renomination as Federal Reserve chairman gives him a guaranteed job for four years, precisely the kind of long-term, risk-free tenure that regulators are trying to outlaw elsewhere in finance. President Barack Obama was always going to […]

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. […]

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 […]

INTERVIEW-AQR hedging its bets with big mutual fund plan

CNN Money – AQR Capital Management LLC, among the world’s largest hedge fund managers, will introduce another hedge fund-style mutual fund next month, as it expands its reach beyond the biggest investors. Greenwich, Connecticut-based AQR, a $20 billion firm led […]

Goldman Sachs Boosts Risk-Taking at Fastest Pace on Wall Street

Bloomberg – Goldman Sachs Group Inc., unbowed by the securities industry’s worst year since the Great Depression, increased its trading bets at the fastest rate on Wall Street. Goldman Sachs’s so-called value-at-risk, the amount the New York-based bank estimates it […]

Goldman Sachs Raise $5.5 Billion For Private Equity Fund

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) – Goldman Sachs Asset Management announced today that it has raised its fifth dedicated private equity secondaries fund, GS Vintage Fund V, with approximately $5.5 billion in capital commitments. GS Vintage Fund V will focus primarily […]

Goldman Sachs’ Lloyd Blankfein: Wall Street needs new compensation, hedge fund standards

Chicago Tribune – The chief executive of Goldman Sachs Group Inc. called for new standards on how Wall Street executives are compensated and new regulation of large hedge funds and private-equity funds. Lloyd Blankfein said lessons from the financial crisis […]

Ex-Goldman, Putnam managers to start hedge fund

InvestmentNews – Three former investment managers in Boston are planning to launch a hedge fund in April, according to a report published by FINalternatives, a news service of Stone Street Media LLC. The firm, Vernon Square Capital LLC, is developing […]

Chrysler Talks Stall as Banks Balk at Trading Loans for Equity

Bloomberg – Chrysler LLC, needing lender concessions by March 31, isn’t negotiating with its banks because it can’t persuade them to discuss trading loans for uncertain equity, people familiar with the companies’ actions say. Chrysler must reduce its debt by […]

Goldman says partners hit by margin calls

Reuters – Goldman Sachs Group Inc said several partners must cover margin calls triggered by the depressed value of Goldman stock and many of the firm’s hedge funds, but the bank denied it is lending money to its executives. "Partners […]

Coffee Risks Squeezing Starbucks, Hedge Funds as Supply Drops

Bloomberg – An unexpected coffee rally sparked by dwindling supplies risks squeezing Starbucks Corp., Kraft Foods Inc. and hedge funds betting on a decline. Demand may exceed output by 8 million 60-kilogram bags in the coming year — almost what […]

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