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U.S. Senators Propose Hedge Fund Regulation

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Two senators are pushing for greater regulation of hedge funds, introducing legislation that would call on the U.S. government to oversee them. Michigan Senator Carl Levin, a Democrat, and Iowa Senator Charles Grassley, a Republican, passed […]

Asian hedge funds step in as global players flee

Reuters – The investment banks and global hedge funds that are the usual buyers of debt and equity in struggling Asian companies have largely fled the market, leaving the distressed asset space to home-grown investors. Local players with the cash — […]

A New Track for Private Equity

The major broker-dealers have been decimated, with only Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs remaining independent and solvent. There are daily fears of hedge funds facing the equivalent of a bank run, as investors scramble to withdraw their cash. Those private-equity […]

Misunderstood hedge funds suffered in mid-match rule change

Times Online – Hedge fund managers are spivs and speculators, directly responsible for creating carnage in the world’s financial markets and threatening the future of high street banks. At least, that’s what some argue. But it is, emphatically, not true, […]

M. Stanley Asia prime broker head leaves-source

CNBC – The head of Morgan Stanley’s prime brokerage arm in Asia, Kurt Baker, has left the firm amid the slump in Asia’s hedge fund industry, a source with direct knowledge of the situation said on Wednesday. A spokesman for […]

Brazil Hedge Funds See Record Outflows Even as They Beat Market

Bloomberg – Brazilian hedge funds saw a record 14.3 billion reais ($6.7 billion) in withdrawals last month after returns trailed a fixed-income benchmark even while defying a 25 percent plunge in the Bovespa stock index. The redemptions brought total outflows […]

Brazil Hedge Funds See Record Outflows Even as They Beat Market

Bloomberg – Brazilian hedge funds saw a record 14.3 billion reais ($6.7 billion) in withdrawals last month after returns trailed a fixed-income benchmark even while defying a 25 percent plunge in the Bovespa stock index. The redemptions brought total outflows […]

Heyday of hedge funds is over, Citadel’s Ken Griffin predicts

Chicago Tribune – "The key change in the next decade is that policymakers around the world have chosen the winners and losers," Griffin said at a Wednesday panel. "The winners are the banking system." By selecting commercial banks to become […]

Komodo Hedge Fund Outperforms as Cameron Replicates Japan Bets

Bloomberg – Komodo Capital Management Pte’s hedge fund outperformed rivals as Chief Investment Officer Angus Cameron employed strategies he developed during Japan’s slump in the 1990s to profit from the global financial turmoil. The Singapore-based firm’s KC Asia Fund has […]

Buyout, Hedge Funds Will Be Next Dominos to Drop: Matthew Lynn

Bloomberg – If Sherlock Holmes were analyzing the credit crunch, he would be drawing our attention to the dog that didn’t bark, just as he did in “The Hound of the Baskervilles.” The dog, of course, would be hedge and […]

Competition Becomes Fierce for Financial Jobs

  West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) – Employment offers in financial services fell by 11% in September compared to 6 months ago, according to Powerchex Limited, a pre-employment screening firm for financial institutions. Research by Powerchex showed that Investment Banks made […]

Hedge funds target corporate lending as banks dry up

Reuters – An unprecedented cash crunch is choking the ability of banks to lend and creating an opportunity for hedge funds to launch, or ramp up corporate lending facilities. Companies that have relied on bank borrowing to grow, or even maintain […]

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