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Citigroup eyes options, including merger

Reuters – Citigroup Inc lost more than one-quarter of its market value on growing worries over whether it has enough capital to withstand billions of dollars of potential losses and despite new support from its largest individual investor. The second-largest […]

M. Stanley Asia prime broker head leaves-source

CNBC – The head of Morgan Stanley’s prime brokerage arm in Asia, Kurt Baker, has left the firm amid the slump in Asia’s hedge fund industry, a source with direct knowledge of the situation said on Wednesday. A spokesman for […]

Nomura grabs Lehman Asia unit

Reuters Tokyo – Japan’s Nomura Holdings is to buy the Asian operations of Lehman Brothers, a source with direct knowledge of the deal said on Monday, outbidding other banks seeking to scoop up the bankrupt U.S. bank’s Asian assets. The […]

Citigroup Purchases Wachovia, Reclaims Throne

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Citigroup Inc. has purchased Wachovia’s banking operations at a price tag of $2.16 billion, or roughly $1 a share, after losses stemming from bad mortgages rendered a resurfacing nearly impossible.  Citigroup will now have around 4,300 […]

JPMorgan Purchases WaMu Branches for $1.9 Billion

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – JPMorgan Chase & Co. has purchased Washington Mutual’s branch network for $1.9 billion, making them the largest U.S. bank by deposits. The deal was encouraged by the U.S. government after consumers withdrew over $16 billion from […]

Nomura grabs Lehman Asia unit

Reuters Tokyo – Japan’s Nomura Holdings is to buy the Asian operations of Lehman Brothers, a source with direct knowledge of the deal said on Monday, outbidding other banks seeking to scoop up the bankrupt U.S. bank’s Asian assets. The […]

Wachovia, Fifth Third had losses in Citi hedge fund

Reuters – Wachovia Corp said on Monday it has had significant losses from a Citigroup hedge fund, joining Fifth Third Bancorp, which disclosed its loss in an April lawsuit. Wachovia spokeswoman Christy Phillips-Brown said a $315 million write-down the bank […]

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