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Sovereign funds join forces for strategic investment

Reuters – An increasing number of sovereign wealth funds are working in concert to make joint strategic investments in order to reduce risks and maximize returns, which could provide a stabilizing force in financial markets. State-owned funds from China, Singapore, […]

KBC says stops BlueCrest fund leverage facility

Reuters – Belgian bank KBC said it had terminated a $219 million leverage facility it provided to BlueCrest Specialty Asset Finance, a fund run by UK hedge funds manager BlueCrest Capital Management. It was not immediately clear how much of […]

KBC says stops BlueCrest fund leverage facility

Reuters – Belgian bank KBC said it had terminated a $219 million leverage facility it provided to BlueCrest Specialty Asset Finance, a fund run by UK hedge funds manager BlueCrest Capital Management. It was not immediately clear how much of […]

SEB fund arm plans credit hedge fund

Reuters – The fund management arm of Swedish banking group SEB is planning to launch a global credit hedge fund in the autumn to take advantage of mis-pricing opportunities in the credit markets. Peter Branner, global head of investment management […]

Hedge funds crawl back to life

Reuters – Hedge funds are crawling back to life after a turbulent 2008 that has almost halved their assets, and fewer but stronger survivors are set to regain their leverage to chase bargains in a less competitive environment. Hedge funds, […]

Hedge fund leverage is returning

Hedge funds have begun to raise leverage levels again in recent weeks as prime brokers and other lenders become bolder about extending credit in more stable markets, a lawyer specializing in the sector said on Tuesday. Henry Bregstein, attorney at […]

UK has uphill struggle over EU fund rules

guardian.co.uk – Investment companies and private equity firms suspect that they have been caught up in a directive whose real aim was hedge funds largely because it is so difficult to define hedge funds.   The Group of 20 leading […]

EU laws seen driving hedge funds from UK

Reuters UK – Some hedge funds will leave the UK if draft new European law is not changed, said one manager present at a meeting this week with the Treasury, in which the industry expressed grave doubts about the rules. […]

Hedge fund manager Singer wants limits on leverage

Alibaba News Channel – Aggressive government action can hurt the market, but regulators should clamp down on leverage among banks and investors to prevent another credit crisis, veteran hedge fund manager Paul Singer said at a conference. Singer said the […]

Why private equity regulation may be unnecessary

GrowthBusiness.co.uk – Its proposals would, if enacted, put an additional burden on both funds and the companies in which they invest. They have been greeted with dismay in the City, but what would they mean for the industry? The central […]

Stability can help boost alternative investments

Business24-7 – Stability, and not necessarily an upward move by economies, would be enough to attract investors back to alternative investments such as hedge funds, says Dr Frank Gerhard of Barclays Capital. The crisis has made investors focus more on […]

Leaders at G20 Vow to Restore International Markets, Keep a Closer Watch on Hedge Funds

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Hedge funds can expect to be kept on a tighter leash in the near future, as leaders from all over the world met at the G20 summit in London to discuss the next steps towards remedying […]

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