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Northern Trust Named Best Overall Hedge Fund Administrator

New York (HedgeCo.net) – Northern Trust has been named the Best Overall Hedge Fund Administrator by HFMWeek in the magazine’s inaugural U.S. Service Provider Awards. The awards recognize companies that have outperformed their peers during 2008-2009 and demonstrated financial progress, […]

Paulson Hedge Fund Buys Banks That Lost Value in Credit Crisis

Bloomberg – John Paulson, the hedge-fund manager whose wagers against the U.S. housing market helped him earn an estimated $2.5 billion last year, bought Bank of America Corp. and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. stock in the second quarter, while adding […]

”I would shut down the hedge fund industry”

Salon – John R. Talbott is a former investment banker with Goldman Sachs and the author of "The 86 Biggest Lies on Wall Street," "Contagion," "Obamanomics," and "The Coming Crash in the Housing Market." Simon Johnson, the former chief economist […]

Paulson to Launch New Real Estate Fund, Report Says

New York Times Blogs – John Paulson, the hedge fund manager who reaped a windfall betting against the U.S. housing market before the credit crunch, is now hoping to ride to riches on the property industry’s recovery, The Telegraph reported. […]

Top Hedge Fund Managers Do Well in a Down Year

The Ledger – The financial crisis may have turned much of Wall Street’s wealth into dross, but a select group of hedge fund managers has managed to maintain a golden touch that might make King Midas blush. As major markets […]

Hedge Funds That Bet Against Housing Market May Get AIG Cash

Wall Street Journal – Some of the billions of dollars that the U.S. government paid to bail out American International Group Inc. stand to benefit hedge funds that bet on a falling housing market, according to people familiar with the […]

Paulson Likes Distressed Assets Amid Global Recession

Bloomberg – Distressed assets offer the best investment opportunities this year as the global recession deepens, billionaire hedge-fund manager John Paulson said. “The decline in the market has created a very good buying opportunity,” Paulson, 53, whose New York-based Paulson […]

Soros Says Economic Crisis Signals End of a Free-Market Model

Bloomberg – Billionaire investor George Soros said the current economic upheaval has its roots in the financial deregulation of the 1980s and signals the end of a free-market model that has since dominated capitalist countries. Liberalization of the financial industry […]

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 […]

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 […]

AIMB Launched by Hedge Fund Restructuring Advisors

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) - Alternative money managers and hedge fund restructuring advisers, Grisons Peak and IGS, have formed a joint venture to launch the Alternative Investment Merchant Banking (AIMB). The AIMB is to advise on M&A and restructuring deals for […]

Salus Alpha Hedge Funds Not Exposed To Madoff Strategy

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) - Vienna based hedge fund manager Salus Alpha Group Services GmbH said that any exposure to Madoff funds were systematically prevented by the proprietary investment approach of their funds at all times. "I am not shocked that […]

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