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Talk of Harbinger stake in African Minerals

Telegraph.co.uk – The chatter was that Harbinger, a powerful US hedge fund run by Philip Falcone, has built a small stake in African Minerals and has been talking to London brokers in recent days about picking up more stock. Harbinger […]

Hedge funds shut out as banks win IMO

Times Online – A group of banks that financed the £450 million leveraged buy-out (LBO) of car wash group IMO will take control of the struggling business leaving a rival group of hedge fund investors with nothing. In a High […]

Hedge fund takes HSBC short position

Reuters – U.S. hedge fund Harbinger Capital is the first company to declare a short position in HSBC following the bank’s record rights issue, after making millions from a similar tactic with UK bank HBOS last year. Harbinger said in […]

U.S. hedge fund takes HSBC short

International Herald Tribune – U.S. hedge fund Harbinger Capital is the first company to declare a short position in HSBC following the bank’s record rights issue, after making millions from a similar tactic with UK bank HBOS last year. Harbinger said […]

Row over Salmond adviser’s hedge fund in the Caymans

Times Online – Alex Salmond is under renewed pressure over his links with Sir George Mathewson, the former HBOS chairman, after it emerged that Sir George’s investment group’s hedge fund is running businesses from the Cayman Islands. John McFall, the […]

The hedge funds always win in the end

Independent – The collapse of Lloyds’ share price on Friday afternoon was deeply upsetting – and not just for shareholders in the bank. Two weeks ago, those annoying folk at Paulson & Co, the hedge fund that has made a […]

Harvard’s alumni fail to dazzle in recession

Telegraph.co.uk – When Andy Hornby, the former chief executive of HBOS, was asked by the Treasury Select Committee to detail his banking qualifications he couldn’t. Like his fellow bankers, Sir Fred Goodwin, Sir Tom McKillop and Lord Stevenson, being questioned […]

Paulson Pockets Big Bucks on Short Sale

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Billionaire and hedge fund manager extraordinaire John Paulson has reportedly pocketed $139 million by betting against the Royal Bank of Scotland, further fueling cynicism that shorting aids in driving down share prices.   Paulson is no […]

Paulson nets £100m from RBS slide

Guardian Unlimited – Billionaire hedge fund manager John Paulson has made a £100m profit by betting that the Royal Bank of Scotland’s share price would fall dramatically, according to calculations by the Guardian, adding fuel to the debate about the […]

Hedge funds may have missed out on bank share slump

LONDON (Reuters) – Hedge funds may have missed out on sharp falls in banks’ shares in recent days because few rushed in after the UK’s ban on short selling financial stocks expired on Friday, data shows. According to figures from […]

Renewed fears as Lloyds shares crash

nebusiness.co.uk – LLOYDS Banking Group became the latest casualty of the bank sector sell-off yesterday as its shares plunged as much as 47%. Royal Bank of Scotland steadied a little after Monday’s mammoth 67% fall, but doubts over the Government’s […]

FSA puts pressure on top five banks to support Bradford & Bingley

Times Online- The Financial Services Authority took the unprecedented step of pressuring Britain’s five biggest banks into supporting the revised rescue capital-raising at Bradford & Bingley last week, The Times has learnt. HSBC, Royal Bank of Scotland, Barclays, Lloyds TSB […]

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