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UK FSA Extends Reporting for Short-Selling Financial Stocks

Bloomberg – Hedge funds and other investors who short-sell shares in Britain’s financial companies must continue to disclose their trades, the U.K.’s financial regulator said. A reporting requirement put in place by the Financial Services Authority in January will continue […]

U.K. Plans to End Ban on Shorting

The Wall Street Journal – The U.K.’s markets regulator plans to end its ban on short selling of financial stocks. The Financial Services Authority said Monday that it would continue to ask hedge funds, which said the ban had hurt […]

Hedge funds forced to adapt or die

International Herald Tribune – The mergers and acquisitions business is about to take a deep dive. For most of the financial crisis, it has remained surprisingly buoyant. This was partly because there was a lot of business to be done selling […]

The Players: Hedge Funds’ Richest

Philip Falcone The Phantom Falcone, 46, has been dubbed the "Midas of misery" for taking lucrative short positions in the shares of struggling banks including HBOS and Wachovia. He lives in a 27-room townhouse on Manhattan’s Upper East Side bought […]

Anglo-Saxon hedge funds shorting on Madrid falls

Telegraph.co.uk – EU data shows that Philip Falcone, the US hedge fund baron who led the assault on HBOS, has sold short €138m (£108m) of Banco Popular’s shares, or 1.65pc of the total float, through his fund Harbinger Capital. He […]

US hedge fund Paulson bets big against UK banks

Reuters – John Paulson, a U.S. hedge fund manager who gained a superstar reputation with a big bet against the U.S. housing market, was shown holding a 1 billion pound ($1.9 billion) bet against UK banks as short sellers were […]

MEPs demand unprecedented openness from hedge funds

Guardian.co.uk – MEPs will call tomorrow for EU legislation to force private equity groups and hedge funds to disclose unprecedented amounts of information about their activities. The demand for tougher regulation comes as private equity groups are warning that the […]

Papers turn on hedge fund managers

BBC UK News – "They hunt as a pack and can bring down financial systems" says the Daily Mirror, describing the hedge fund managers widely blamed for bringing down HBOS. The decision to halt short selling of bank shares – […]

Britain and US crack down on hedge funds blamed for crisis -

Independent – An unprecedented crackdown on speculators preying on falling share prices began on both sides of the Atlantic yesterday, as Gordon Brown promised to "clean up the financial system" after days of turmoil. The Financial Services Authority (FSA) banned […]

European hedge funds hit by market turmoil

Reuters Paris  – European hedge funds have had a bad week due to the market turmoil from the bailout of AIG and the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the co-founder of French fund of hedge fund manager ERAAM said on Thursday. […]

Did Mayfair hedge funds play fair by short-selling HBOS shares?

Times Online – Why did HBOS need to be rescued by Lloyds TSB? Where should the finger of blame point? For many, the answer is clear – Mayfair. The streets of London W1 house some of the world’s biggest hedge […]

Hedge funds clipped by short-selling ban

Daily Telegraph – As short-selling is banned to protect Britain’s banks, Gordon Rayner names the men who have made millions from the financial crisis As 70,000 employees of HBOS wonder which of them will still have jobs this time next […]

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