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Tough times bring fund sector consolidation

LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) – A wave of mergers and acquisitions could sweep the fund management industry this year as players come under pressure from the market turmoil, said speakers at the Reuters Funds Summit. One leading hedge fund manager added that […]

Madoff scandal boon for mutual funds, DWS exec says

Reuters – The Madoff scandal could be a boon for mutual funds as investors shift into regulated asset management vehicles in Luxembourg or Ireland away from hedge funds in the Caymans, a German mutual funds executive said. "There’ll be a […]

Deadline nears for investors to redeem hedge fund shares

USA Today – It is last call for investors to ask for their money back from poorly performing hedge funds. Whether that is a bullish or bearish sign for battered stocks is anyone’s guess. Wall Street hopes the passing of […]

DILLARD’S HEATED AT HEDGIES

New York Post – Three board members at the embattled Dillard’s department-store chain lashed out at a pair of hedge funds that are agitating to oust the retailer’s top management. In a rare public statement, the Dillard’s trio of independent […]

California Hedge Fund Manager Charged with “Porfolio Pumping”

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – The Securities and Exchange Commission charged San Francisco-based MedCap Management & Research LLC and its principal Charles Frederick Toney, Jr. with defrauding investors via “portfolio pumping.” “Fund investors relied on MMR and Toney to abide by […]

MetLife: Death by hedge funds

BloggingStocks – MetLife, Inc., which is the largest life insurer in the U.S., got its start 140 years ago. But the recent couple weeks may have been the toughest as the stock price has plunged. It seems MetLife’s woes have […]

Morgan Stanley weighing possible merger

Reuters Singapore – U.S. investment bank Morgan Stanley is weighing whether it should remain independent or merge with a bank, given the recent turbulence in the company’s share price, broadcaster CNBC reported on Wednesday. Morgan Stanley officials were not in […]

Equity and Hedge Funds may take Wall Street’s Place

New York Post – With just two large investment banks remaining – Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs – questions are growing over who might step into the suddenly emptier playing field. Many Wall Street watchers are pointing to the looming […]

Short-sellers have banks worried

International Herald Tribune – In May, David Einhorn, an outspoken hedge fund manager, took the microphone at a large industry gathering and laid out his case against the investment bank Lehman Brothers. The firm, he told the crowd, had used "accounting […]

British hedge fund buys 5% stake in Sovereign

Milwaukee Business Journal – An activist British hedge fund has taken a 5 percent stake in Sovereign Bankcorp Inc.,  according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. London-based Toscafund Asset Management said its passive stake amounts to 33.5 […]

Hedge fund may increase stake in Alcoa

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review- Activist shareholder Highfields Capital Management LP has alerted Alcoa Inc. it may increase its stake in the aluminum maker to as much as 8 percent, a move that would make the Boston-based hedge fund the company’s largest shareholder. […]

Hedge fund buys 6.9% stake in Gaylord

Nashville Tennessean- A filing made with the Securities and Exchange Commission Thursday revealed another institutional investor who placed large bets on shares of Nashville-based Gaylord Entertainment as its stock price drifted to new lows almost two weeks ago. New York-based […]

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