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Peltz, Kurland Seek Stock Sales to Buy Mortgages

Bloomberg – Billionaire Nelson Peltz and former Countrywide Financial Corp. President Stanford Kurland are among at least six investors turning to the public markets to finance purchases of distressed home loans and corporate debt. The investors, most of whom previously […]

Investors profiting from — and fixing — the financial crisis

Newsday – The latest development in the mortgage market fomenting outrage in the streets and condemnation across the media spectrum is the spectacle of rich investors — Wall Street traders, hedge fund operators, even former executives of the detested Countrywide […]

Banks more leveraged than hedge funds: Man Group CEO

Reuters – British hedge fund manager Man Group Plc said on Tuesday banks were more highly geared than hedge funds and bank deleveraging had been the main driver of asset-price declines. "Hedge fund deleveraging has put pressure on asset prices as […]

Hedge Funds Lost $100 Billion on Investor Withdrawals

Bloomberg – The global hedge fund industry lost $100 billion of assets in October, according to an estimate from Eurekahedge Pte, as firms including Sparx Group Co. and Man Group Plc were hammered by investor redemptions. Funds fell an average […]

Man eyes more Asian institutional sales

Interactive Investor – Man Group aims to win more business from big Asian investors such as pension funds and insurers even as global financial turmoil spurs some existing clients to redeem holdings and seek safety in cash. The world’s largest listed […]

Hedge funds: will it be a renaissance Man?

Times Online – Hedge funds are supposed to like risk and to love leverage. However, in the current markets, it has all got too much for Man Group. The world’s biggest quoted hedge fund manager – and historically one of […]

Man Group a consolidator in hedge industry

Reuters – Man Group plans to be a consolidator in the hedge fund industry in the long-term, said Chief Executive Peter Clarke, who thinks the industry could see redemptions of between a third and a quarter at the year-end. "Consolidation […]

World’s biggest listed hedge fund manager Man Group sees profits slide

Daily Mail – Man Group, the world’s biggest listed hedge fund manager, saw profits slide 24 per cent in the last six months as its managed funds fell and fee income dwindled. It took $107million (£67.4million) hit on upfront commissions […]

Bloodbath in Mayfair as half of all hedge funds face termination

Guardian Unlimited – Lights flicker and numbers flash up on small dials at the front of two computer servers nicknamed Meg Ryan and Jamie Lee Curtis by traders at the London headquarters of hedge fund giant Man Group. The shiny new […]

Man Group Rises as Flagship AHL Fund Posts Fourth Weekly Gain

Bloomberg – Man Group Plc, the largest publicly traded hedge-fund manager, rose in London trading after its biggest pool reported gains for a fourth consecutive week. “It increases the probability that they will be earning performance fees on the fund,” said […]

Currency shakeout to benefit hedge funds

Reuters UK – Recent sharp moves in global currencies are the start of longer trends set to produce strong money-making opportunities for trend-following hedge strategies, according to Insch Capital Chief Executive Chris Cruden. Cruden, whose Insch Interbank Currency Program is […]

Hedge funds bolster self-regulation drive

Reuters – The Hedge Fund Standards Board, the body set up to develop voluntary standards in the industry, said on Wednesday it now represents about half of hedge fund assets in Europe. The announcement comes as hedge funds attempt to […]

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