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Selector hails rise of Ucits III hedge funds

Citywire.co.uk – Fund selector Christian Lundström, from Independent Investment Group in Sweden, is welcoming the evolution of the Ucits III space which is seeing more and more hedge fund groups entering the area. Last week, HSBC Asset Management’s Farley Thomas warned […]

SFO to investigate banks over mis-selling of complex products

Citywire.co.uk – The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) is to probe UK banks for evidence that complex financial products were mis-sold to consumers before the recession hit. SFO director Richard Alderman plans to investigate the sale of complicated financial instruments like […]

Madoff victims sue his family for $45m

CityWire.co.uk – Bernard Madoff’s wife Ruth is being sued for $44.8 million (€31.9 million) by the trustee for the victims of his $50 billion Ponzi scheme. Court-appointed trustee Irving Picard is the first person to take action against Madoff’s family members, […]

Hedge Fund CFO Says Boss Made Him Fall Guy

Courthouse News Service – The founder and general partner of a $5 billion hedge fund used the company’s CFO as a scapegoat when investors found out he used their money to buy a private Gulfstream jet, the former CFO claims […]

Hedge Fund Managers as Registered SEC Advisors

HedgeCo.net (West Palm Beach) – ”One of the focal points of the Obama Administration’s Financial System Regulatory Reform Plan is to seek the passage of legislation that would require hedge fund managers (as well as other private fund managers) to […]

Taleb: I Have Discovered The Solution To The Global Financial Crisis

The Business Insider – Nassim Taleb and his hedge-fund partner Mark Spitznagel weigh in in the FT with an analysis of the world’s problem (too much debt) and a reasonable solution (convert some of the debt to equity).  As usual, […]

Lawyer Marc Dreier sentenced to 20 years in prison for $700M hedge fund swindle

New York Daily News – Park Avenue lawyer Marc Dreier was sentenced to 20 years in prison Monday by a judge who scolded prosecutors for wanting to jail him for as long as Ponzi swindler Bernard Madoff. "Is the government serious […]

Hedge funds for Average Joes?

ABC News – Irish-American author J.P. Donleavy, in his wonderful book The Unexpurgated Code, details the difficulties of social climbing in England if you are not to the manor born. People who try to invest in hedge funds will find […]

Man Group funds drop, but withdrawals are slowing

MENAFN –  U.K. hedge fund manager Man Group reported a further decline in its assets under management Thursday, but said institutional customers have significantly slowed their withdrawals and private investor sales have been strong. The group said funds under management […]

Interview: EU law set to discriminate against private equity  

EurActiv.com – European Commission proposals to regulate alternative investment funds discriminate against private equity and favour direct competitors like sovereign wealth funds or maverick businessmen, Javier Echarri, secretary-general of the European Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (EVCA), told EurActiv in an interview. […]

Growing Your Own Hedge Fund

istockAnalyst.com – I’ve always been a fan of what are now called "alternative investments" and never really cared as much for "generic index style equities", although I have owned them of course. Property, commodities, gold and higher yield instruments were […]

JPMorgan’s future in hedge funds

FierceFinance – Not too long ago we were lamenting the trend by top investment banks to move into hedge funds and alternative investments in general. Buying hedge fund firms and launching them internally didn’t work out so well for Citigroup. It […]

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