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Former Fannie Mae executive to become Fortress CEO

CNBC – Fortress Investment Group LLC has named former Fannie Mae CEO Daniel H. Mudd as its new CEO, effective Aug. 11. Mudd, a Fortress board member, takes over for co-founder and majority shareholder Wesley Edens. Edens will remain with […]

Netscape’s Marc Andreessen Starts $300 Million Venture Fund

Bloomberg – Marc Andreessen, who helped kick off the Internet boom 15 years ago by co-founding Netscape Communications Corp., is starting a $300 million venture capital fund to foster Silicon Valley startups. Andreessen, 37, and partner Ben Horowitz, 43, will […]

Hedge Fund Survey On Obama Regulations

HedgeCo.net (West Palm Beach) – A survey by RSM McGladrey, a financial services consultancy, found that hedge fund managers are surprisingly ready to work with SEC regulators to cooperate with authority, despite wide-spread wariness about over-excessive regulation from the Obama […]

Macquarie, State Bank of India Plan $2 Billion Fund

BusinessWeek – Macquarie Capital Group and State Bank of India (SBI) plan to raise a new $2 billion fund that will invest in direct infrastructure investment opportunities in India. Macquarie and SBI have signed a memorandum of understanding to set […]

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 […]

Blackstone’s GSO hedge fund shuts Asia desk

Reuters – GSO Capital Partners LP, Blackstone Group’s $25 billion credit hedge fund, is closing its Asia investment desk after failing to find attractive investments in the region, sources familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. The four-member team, led […]

South Korea to introduce new fund sales rules

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea will allow mutual savings firms and online-based companies to sell investment funds from next February, and draw up measures to cut sales fees for long-term investors, a regulator said on Sunday. The Financial Services Commission […]

Doubts Increase on Korea Hedge Fund Deregulation

BusinessWeek – Some participants in South Korea’s nascent alternative-investment market have grown pessimistic over the ability of incoming legislation to support the development of an onshore hedge funds industry. The Capital Markets Consolidation Act will become effective in February. It […]

Asia plunges futher into financial chaos

Telegraph.co.uk – A move by US and European central banks, as well as by central banks in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Australia and South Korea, to slash borrowing costs has failed to reassure investors. "It’s impossible to predict the bottom, […]

Doubts Increase on Korea Hedge Fund Deregulation

BusinessWeek – Some participants in South Korea’s nascent alternative-investment market have grown pessimistic over the ability of incoming legislation to support the development of an onshore hedge funds industry. The Capital Markets Consolidation Act will become effective in February. It […]

Lone Star may sue South Korea government on KEB deal

Reuters – U.S. private equity house Lone Star is seriously considering suing the South Korean government if it delays approval beyond September of the firm’s $6.3 billion sale of shares in a local bank, a newspaper reported on Friday. English […]

HSBC denies new deadline for $6.3 billion KEB deal

Reuters – HSBC Holdings on Thursday denied a South Korean media report saying it had agreed with U.S. private equity firm Lone Star to set a new deadline for a $6.3 billion deal for control of Korea Exchange Bank. "We […]

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