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RBS Faces Losses After US ‘Fraud’

Ananova - Royal Bank of Scotland says it is facing a potential loss of £400m after a Wall Street banker was charged with a massive alleged fraud. US prosecutors say Bernard Madoff has confessed to defrauding investors of $50bn (£33bn) in […]

Russia Looks Gloomy due to Crisis

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) - The Russian market continued to sell off in October as the global financial crisis continued to wreak havoc everywhere, according to the Pharos Russia Fund, October was the fifth consecutive month of losses for the RTS […]

Satellite Halts Hedge Fund Withdrawals, Fires 30 After Losses

Bloomberg – Satellite Asset Management LP, founded by former employees of billionaire George Soros, stopped client withdrawals from its three largest hedge funds and eliminated more than 30 jobs after losses reduced the firm’s assets to about $4 billion this […]

Blackstone trims its Asia-focused fund

Reuters – Blackstone Group LP has cut the size of its planned Asia-focused hedge fund because the global financial crisis has led to redemptions, the Wall Street Journal said citing people familiar with the situation. Blackstone, which manages private equity, […]

Hedge funds talk regulation

Idaho State Journal – Several prominent hedge fund managers told Congress Thursday they support a new central exchange to open the murky world of some complex investments partly blamed for the global financial crisis, but stopped short of endorsing stricter […]

London Hedge Fund Alley Rents Drop for First Time Since 2005

Bloomberg – Office rents in Mayfair and St. James’s, the London districts with Europe’s biggest concentration of hedge funds, are falling for the first time since 2005 as the alternative investment industry has its worst year in two decades. The […]

Witnesses Call for Tighter Hedge Fund Restrictions

New York Times – Several leading hedge fund managers told Congress on Thursday they support some new regulation of hedge funds and the complex derivative securities that are partly blamed for the global financial crisis. But they advocated only the […]

Aberdeen CEO sees chance to buy hedge funds

Reuters UK – Fund manager Aberdeen Asset Management is eyeing opportunities to snap up funds of hedge funds and funds of private equity funds at bargain-basement prices, its chief executive said on Thursday. Martin Gilbert said that with opportunities in […]

World business leaders back more regulation

MSN UK News – Business leaders around the world back greater regulation in response to the global financial crisis, a survey showed on Wednesday, with support strongest for curbs on credit rating firms, hedge funds and structured finance. Responses from […]

Wealth managers fret as the rich turn away from them after losses

Times of India – Can the wealthy trust their wealth managers any more after losing 30 to 60% of their wealth during the current global financial crisis? The world’s top banks including brands like Morgan Stanley, UBS, Barclays and Standard […]

Art market feels global financial pinch

Boston Globe – On Day 2 of the fall auction season, a Russian masterpiece expected to sell for up to $3 million at auction did not find a buyer yesterday, further underscoring the impact of the global financial crisis on […]

PMA says Harvester hedge fund up 4.83 pct in Oct

Reuters – Hedge fund manager PMA said on Wednesday its flagship macro vehicle focusing on foreign exchange and interest rate markets returned 4.83 percent in October, even as the global financial crisis ravaged many of its peers. The unit of […]

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