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Managed accounts to cost smaller hedgie clients

Reuters – A switch by some big investors chastened by the Madoff scandal and the credit crisis into managed accounts at hedge fund firms could end up penalising smaller clients in mainstream funds. Managed accounts offer greater visibility and flexibility […]

Madoff tries to stay out of jail as probe widens

Sify – Bernard Madoff, the long time Wall Street executive accused of cheating investors worldwide out of $50 billion, scrambled to find relatives or friends to guarantee his bond on Tuesday and keep him of jail. Bernard L. Madoff and […]

Investor starting long-short fund

Seattle Times – Bill Fleckenstein, a well-known Seattle investor who bets exclusively on falling stocks, is shutting his 12-year-old fund and starting a new one that will buy equities, too. Fleckenstein said he doesn’t think the worse is over in […]

Hedge Funds Learn To Say ‘Sorry’

Forbes – It’s hard to fathom. But as lousy returns start pouring in, managers of some of the most successful hedge funds in recent years are apologizing for their dismal showing. "The last quarter has been abysmal," wrote TPG-Axon Capital Manager […]

Lionhart aims to attract $2bn from Gulf

Zawya – The Lionhart Group, an alternative investment management group that specialises in global multistrategy arbitrage, aims to attract $2 billion (Dh7.4bn) of investment from the Gulf in the next few years through its new branch at the Dubai International […]

Vulture funds close in as Martinsa Fadesa falls

Reuters UK- Spanish property firm Martinsa Fadesa’s demise is a sign hedge funds are pushing hard to make profits out of ailing companies and may cause insolvencies in Spain to speed up. Hedge funds which bought Martinsa Fadesa debt at […]

Strong wealth fund growth boosts UAE fiscal stability

Business24-7- When oil prices were as low as $10-20 a barrel two decades ago, the UAE seriously considered borrowing from the local market to finance its swelling budget deficit. But the plan was shelved in favour of painful spending cuts. […]

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