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India-centric offshore funds take wings

MSN India – Fund managers are aggressively selling the India theme to overseas investors. After Singapore-based Helios Capital’s fund manager Samir Arora’s India-focused Slumdog Millionaire Equity Fund, domestic brokerage firm India Infoline, run by Nirmal Jain, and Atlantis Investment Advisor […]

Madoff asks for 12 years for Ponzi conviction

Denver Post – Bernard Madoff asked a federal judge this week to sentence him to as little as 12 years in prison after he pleaded guilty earlier this year to operating a massive, decades- long Ponzi scheme. In a letter […]

Hedge funds face serious trimming

Crain – For years, Dan Loeb was the hedge fund world’s hanging judge, firing off blistering letters to hapless chief executives that condemned them for their shortcomings. “Do what you do best,” he hissed in a 2005 letter to a […]

The Change Imperative for Hedge Fund Reporting: Webinar

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) – Principal at Rothstein Kass, Charles F. Plaveczky will be speaking at a webinar for hedge fund managers interested in meeting the growing demands for increased reporting transparency and control, according to fund manager and host […]

Fairfield Hedge Funds Sued by Madoff Trustee

Newsinferno.com – Bernard Madoff trustee, Irving Picard, has sued three Fairfield Greenwich Group hedge funds—Fairfield Sentry Ltd., Greenwich Sentry LP, and Greenwich Sentry Partners LP—in a clawback suit that seeks the return of $3.54 billion to repay victims of Madoff’s […]

Tales From the Hedge Fund Crypt

Reuters – What is it about siblings and the White House? Jimmy Carter had Billy, Hillary Clinton had Hugh Rodham, and George W. had Neil Bush. If Abel got elected president, it’s a near-certainty that Cain would have skipped the […]

Unions sue hedge funds over money lost by Madoff

Las Vegas Sun – Two Las Vegas unions claim to have lost almost $2 million in retirement funds to the Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme, and have sued the hedge fund in which they had invested that money. The unions — […]

Pentagon preps for economic warfare

MLive.com – The Pentagon sponsored a first-of-its-kind war game last month focused not on bullets and bombs — but on how hostile nations might seek to cripple the U.S. economy, a scenario made all the more real by the global […]

Feds offer hedge-fund deal, with strings

Denver Post – Hedge funds are being offered a deal to help the feds rescue the banking system: A low-risk opportunity to buy bad bank assets that could one day make them a killing. But the deal could make for […]

What If Washington Bailed Out of Bailouts?

Business week – The idea certainly seemed all right to throngs of Americans who were outraged by news that American International Group (AIG) paid out millions of dollars in executive bonuses after it was rescued with taxpayer cash. But would […]

In Texas, a king of the Asian commodities market

Seattle Times – Just a third of hedge funds with assets of more than $100 million had positive returns in 2008, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Abraham Trading Diversified Program, a small operation in rural Texas, was up 30 […]

Out With Hedge Funds, In With Blue Bloods

Xconomy – Vertex Pharmaceuticals has been around the block with biotech hedge funds. These are the people who aim to get rich trading volatile stocks second-to-second, and make big bets, long or short, on whether an experimental drug will work. […]

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