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Hedge-Fund Industry 2.0 Is Already Taking Shape: Matthew Lynn

Bloomberg – There are signs of life returning to the hedge-fund industry. Assets under management are rising. New funds are being launched. Some are even making money. Reports of hedge funds’ demise are exaggerated even if it isn’t quite time […]

Hedge funds face serious trimming

Crain – For years, Dan Loeb was the hedge fund world’s hanging judge, firing off blistering letters to hapless chief executives that condemned them for their shortcomings. “Do what you do best,” he hissed in a 2005 letter to a […]

Copycat Selling Maroons Investors as Hedge Funds Cash In

Motley Fool – What does the turmoil in the hedge fund world mean to most investors? Losses and more losses. Over the past few weeks, the forced deleveraging of the industry, combined with redemptions by frantic clients, has led to […]

Halloween Low For Hedge Funds

New York Post – Back-to-back bruising months in September and October have shaved more than 10 percent of hedge funds’ value, translating into hundreds of billions in losses, according to research and advisory firm Hedge Fund Research. After weathering a […]

Hedge funds fear bankruptcy after Porsche squeeze

Times Online – Hedge funds were heading for a full-blown row with the German Government last night as it emerged that funds sitting on tens of billions of euro losses after short-selling Volkswagen could go bankrupt. Porsche, VW’s biggest shareholder, […]

BBC scandal dominates the papers

BBC UK News – Anger over the prank phone messages left for the actor, Andrew Sachs, is vented in the editorials of six papers. Prime Minister Gordon Brown has joined the attack and the Sun says the scandal is now beyond […]

Mayor Bloomberg Fears National Debt Crisis

New York Post – The next issue for concern in the battered economy is whether there are going to be buyers for the nation’s billions in debt, Mayor Bloomberg said yesterday. Speaking to students at Georgetown University, Bloomberg pointed out […]

Hedge funds are losing their secretive status

Times Online – People who run hedge funds hate the way the press describe them as “secretive”. A quick Google of “hedge funds” shows what a cliche it has become. Hedge funds are “notoriously secretive” and “super-secretive”; they live in […]

Mitsubishi Asset Brains Plans to Start a Fund of Hedge Funds

Bloomberg- Mitsubishi Asset Brains Co., an investment advisory firm of the Mitsubishi financial group, plans to start a fund of hedge funds as it seeks to invest in managers that can make money in falling markets. The company aims to […]

EDF Battles Hedge Funds, Power Traders to Keep Nuclear Secrets

Bloomberg- Christian Kunze pays French farmers to install camouflaged, shoebox-sized “power stalkers” in fields near nuclear stations owned by Electricite de France SA, collecting data the world’s biggest utility says is a secret. His company, Powermonitor, plans to sell information about […]

UBS considers Paine Webber sale in review

Reuters- Beleaguered Swiss bank UBS is considering the sale of Paine Webber, the heart of its U.S. wealth management business, according to sources with direct knowledge of the matter. UBS is under pressure from the Swiss financial watchdog and from […]

Foreign wealth pours into London’s hedge funds

Guardian.co.uk- Foreign sovereign wealth investors are targeting London’s hedge fund industry as they seek to boost returns on their vast savings, much of it generated from trade with the west in oil and other commodities. The hedge funds have seen […]

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