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Madoff Investors ‘Greedy’: Hendry

CNBC – People who invested with Bernard Madoff were greedy and happy to accept high returns without probing too much in the way these were achieved, Hugh Hendry, chief investment officer at hedge fund Eclectica, told CNBC Tuesday. "I’m sympathetic […]

Hedge fund registration backed

Reuters – A global regulatory body backed compulsory registration of hedge fund managers on Monday to restore investor confidence, saying the $1.3 trillion sector did not cause the credit crunch but may have amplified its effects. The International Organization of […]

REFILE-Activist funds ditch Japan, leave governance void

Interactive Investor – The retreat of two high-profile activist funds from Japan underscores the difficulties such funds face in squeezing value from their investments and raises worries about lax corporate governance in the world’s second-biggest economy. The Children’s Investment Fund […]

Flowering Tree to Grow Hedge Fund in ‘Fertile Environment’

Bloomberg – Flowering Tree Investment Management Pte, set up by the co-founder of New York-based Sansar Capital Management LLC, plans to grow its Asian equities hedge fund by about 20 times its starting capital within the next two years. The […]

Japan’s First Short-Biased Hedge Fund Bets Exporters Will Fall

Bloomberg – Alphex Investments Co., the adviser to Japan’s first short-biased hedge fund, plans to sell exporters’ shares, wagering they’ll fall on a rising yen and weak global economy, boosting the fund that started in March. “What we’re seeing right […]

TCI Cuts $1 Billion of Japanese Short Stock Positions

Bloomberg – The Children’s Investment Fund Management UK LLP, a $9.5 billion U.K. hedge fund, cut its short positions in Japanese stocks including Toshiba Corp. by almost $1 billion in less than two months, exchange filings show. The London-based fund, […]

Steel Partners opposes bid for Aderans stake

Reuters – U.S. hedge fund Steel Partners said it has urged shareholders of loss-making wig maker Aderans Holdings to reject an offer by Japanese private equity fund Unison Capital to buy Aderans shares. Japan’s Aderans said last month it supported […]

World stocks head for 6th week of gains

Reuters – World stocks steadied on Friday but were still on track for a sixth consecutive week of gains, while the euro fell on worries about the region’s prospects. MSCI‘s main world stock index was flat despite modest gains in […]

Meiji Yasuda to cut unhedged foreign bonds

Interactive Investor – Japan’s Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Co said on Monday it planned to cut its unhedged foreign bond holdings while increasing its hedged foreign bond holdings this business year to offset currency risks. The nation’s third-largest life insurer […]

Obama to get taxpayers to help hedge funds

American Thinker – The credit system has broken down. Banks have cooled on lending (maybe because they are not sure if the Obama administration will force a cram down in the future that would result in their loans being worth […]

Emerging markets set to perform well

Business24-7 – Middle East hedge fund investors expect emerging markets, the US and Asia (excluding Japan) will outperform in 2009 despite economic downturn, according to a survey conducted across the Mena region. The survey, conducted by an investment placement specialist […]

J-Power Seeks Long-Term Investors to Replace Hedge Fund TCI

Bloomberg – The head of J-Power, Japan’s largest electricity wholesaler, wants to attract long-term investors to replace its biggest stakeholder, hedge fund TCI, which exited after seeking his ouster in a feud over corporate management. “Investors such as pension funds, […]

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