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SecondMarket Opens Trading of Mortgage-Backed Securities, Whole Loans and Collateralized Debt Obligations

NEW YORK, N.Y. – SecondMarket, the largest marketplace for illiquid assets, announced today that it has launched markets for mortgage-backed securities (MBS), whole loans, and collateralized debt obligations (CDO).  Through SecondMarket, buyers and sellers are able to trade these assets […]

In Lieu of Bailout, a New Strategy

Atlanta Journal Constitution – Unlike the nation’s banks, hedge funds haven’t been lining up for government bailouts in the wake of losses they can’t handle. But the funds do share one Wall Street problem: a huge mismatch between the short-term […]

Game changes for hedge funds

International Herald Tribune – Hedge funds have suffered a shakeout in 2008. The average hedge fund fell almost 20 percent, according to Hedge Fund Research. No fund has yet required a bailout. But many won’t be around in the new […]

Change Ahead for Hedge Funds

New York Times – Hedge funds have suffered a shakeout in 2008. The average hedge fund fell almost 20 percent, according to Hedge Fund Research. No fund has yet required a bailout. But many won’t be around in the new […]

Dodd Stresses Importance of Auto Bailout, Has Message for GM

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Saying that GM is in the “worst shape,” Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd told the struggling automaker that they’ve got to consider new leadership if they want to receive federal aid.  The comments prompted many […]

Automakers to Present Amended Bailout Plan to Congress

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – The debate on whether or not to grant the big three Detroit automakers billions in bailout funds continues as Democratic leaders set a timetable for the companies to present a “credible restructuring plan.”  In a letter […]

Automakers Plead to Congress for $25 Billion Bailout

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Auto executives stood before Congress yesterday and requested a $25 billion rescue package, pleading that their industry was going under fast. After allocating billions to bailouts in recent months, the auto industry was met with quite […]

$700 Billion Rescue? Not All Republicans Are on Board with Bush

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – The $700 billion rescue plan proposed by the Treasury and backed by President Bush seems to be greeted with disdain by republicans and democrats alike.  After excruciatingly long hearings and even an emergency meeting with the […]

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