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Oregon wins first round against college fund manager

Oregon Live – Oregon won the first round in a $36 million court battle against the former investment manager of its college fund by keeping the lawsuit out of federal court. U.S. District Judge Michael Hogan ruled that the case […]

Carlyle Group Sets Sights On Battered Banks

Free Internet Press – With the leveraged-buyout business on life support, major private-equity firms such as the Carlyle Group are taking a closer look at the battered banking sector as a way to make money for their clients. Last September, […]

Absolute Returns Focus: CF KB Endeavour Absolute Return A

Citywire.co.uk – To analyse all of Europe’s absolute return funds on a variety ofg risk-return measures and see a comprehensive league table of performance visit our new zone here  The CF KB Endeavour Absolute Return fund slipped into negative territory last […]

Police investigating death of Freddie Mac official

AP – The Chief financial officer of Freddie Mac, one of the mortgage giants at the heart of the nation’s financial meltdown, was found dead in his basement early Wednesday morning in what police said was an apparent suicide. David […]

Australia Extends Short-Selling Ban, Fears Hedge Funds

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Australian regulators have extended the ban on short-selling, saying the move was in the “national interest” of the country. As large national banks prepare to release their profits in the wake of more write-downs and rising […]

Hedge Fund Manager Looking to Shake Up Target Board

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Hedge fund manager William Ackman of Pershing Square Capital Management is in talks with discount retailer Target to nominate some potential members to their board of directors, according to a recent Securities and Exchange Commission filing. […]

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 […]

Short-sellers are back with sharpened tools

WalesOnline – Last week saw the return of the credit crunch’s bogey product: short selling. The practice was banned by the Financial Services Authority last September after it was blamed for wiping millions off the value of bank shares, betting […]

Failed Sowood hedge fund manager raising new money

Reuters- One year after Jeffrey Larson lost about $1.5 billion in one of the hedge fund industry’s most spectacular collapses, he is trying to raise fresh capital for a new fund, people familiar with his plans said. "Larson is back […]

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