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Guardian lost £24m in bungled currency trading

Times Online – Guardian Media Group, the owner of The Guardian and The Observer newspapers, lost £24m last year on botched currency trading as it tried to protect hedge-fund investments. The newspaper publisher, which is considering closing The Observer, the […]

Hedge fund rebels aim to oust Strategic Equity Capital bosses

Hedge fund Fortelus and other investors are preparing to oust the management of a publicly listed investment trust because they disagree with its investment decisions, the Guardian has learned. The growing row provides a rare insight into the way hedge […]

Sovereign fund assets shrink to $3 trln

The Guardian – Value of assets held by the world’s sovereign wealth funds fell to $3 trillion this year from $3.6 trillion at end-2007 as the credit crisis nearly halved their equity portfolio, according to Deutsche Bank. The German bank’s […]

LNG eyes debt play on cash-strapped companies

The Guardian – Hedge fund LNG Capital is eyeing the debt of companies at risk of running short of cash, seeing the potential for high returns at an early stage of the credit crisis when companies are still able to […]

Hedge fund manager Chris Hohn donates £500m to his wife’s charity

Guardian.co.uk – The secretive hedge fund manager and philanthropist Chris Hohn last year donated almost half a billion pounds to the children’s charity run by his wife, it emerged yesterday. The £486m gift follows hefty profits at Hohn’s hedge fund […]

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 […]

Rating agencies blamed for securities mispricing

The Guardian – The BIS said the retreat from riskier investments such as stocks in favour of safer bonds could pressure stock markets, delaying their recovery. "Similarly, the decline in the pension wealth of households participating in defined contribution plans […]

Volkswagen hedges offset lower Porsche earnings

Guardian.co.uk – Big gains on derivative bets linked to Volkswagen shares offset a decline in nine-month earnings at Porsche SE’s core sports car business, the heavily indebted holding company said on Friday. Porsche, scrambling to shore up its tattered balance […]

Hedge fund group Man climbs on talk of MF Global stake sale

The Guardian – Hedge fund manager Man has moved to the top of the FTSE 100 risers, as traders heard talk it may dispose of its remaining stake in broker MF Global. Man spun off the brokerage in July 2007 […]

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 […]

Pound extends losses vs dollar after Europe election

guardian.co.uk – Sterling fell against the dollar to near a two-week low on Monday after a collapse of support for the UK’s ruling Labour Party in the European election raised the chances of further challenges to Prime Minister Gordon Brown. […]

No hedge fund now poses systemic risk-LTCM partner

Guardian.co.uk – No single hedge fund today poses a systemic risk to the global financial system, said a former partner at Long Term Capital Management (LTCM), as lawmakers continue to hammer out rules to control the industry. Even though many […]

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