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Northern Rock: ex-shareholders lose compensation challenge

Independent – Former shareholders in nationalised bank Northern Rock failed today in a renewed legal challenge to the Government’s "zero return" compensation scheme. The Court of Appeal in London dismissed an appeal by individual shareholders – including current and retired […]

Hedge fund GLG backs oil venture with eye for London listing

Telegraph.co.uk – The hedge fund, which has $11bn (£6.7bn) of assets under management, will be the cornerstone investor in the new company called Lothian which will buy oil assets around the world and manage them. The plan is for Lothian […]

Copycat Selling Maroons Investors as Hedge Funds Cash In

Motley Fool – What does the turmoil in the hedge fund world mean to most investors? Losses and more losses. Over the past few weeks, the forced deleveraging of the industry, combined with redemptions by frantic clients, has led to […]

Geneva banks lost more than $4 billion to Madoff: report

Reuters – Three European banks on Sunday announced a total of about $3.8 billion in exposure to an investment fund run by Bernard Madoff, the U.S. investor accused of running a $50 billion "Ponzi" scheme. The largest banks of both […]

Dreier Lawyers Describe Depleted Accounts, Departures From Firm

Law.com – As Marc S. Dreier was being arrested for attempting to defraud hedge funds of more than $100 million, some of the 10 affiliates of Dreier LLP were peeling off and others were trying to hold the firm together […]

Surviving with a defensive game

Globe and Mail – Hedge fund manager Eric Sprott heaps praise on his "defensive team" for helping him survive this bear market. While some of his peers have cratered amid this year’s stock market crash, his short positions have kept […]

8th Circuit Rejects Hedge Fund’s Debt Collection Practice

Law.com – The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has become the first circuit in the country to rebuff efforts by a hedge fund to call in a debt based on an alleged technical violation of bond terms in a […]

Even strong hedge funds may go under

Reuters – Even some strong hedge fund managers may not survive the ongoing credit crisis due to a lack of funding or credit, the president of hedge fund John W. Henry & Co. said on Tuesday. "There are going to be some […]

Hedge funds extend losing streak in November-data

Reuters – Hedge funds around the world extended their losses last month when the average portfolio declined 1.41 percent amid fresh stock market turmoil, data released on Friday shows. The average hedge fund lost 17.70 percent in the first 11 […]

Merrill’s Thain seeking 2008 bonus of $10 million

Reuters – Merrill Lynch & Co Chief Executive John Thain has suggested to directors that he get a 2008 bonus of as much as $10 million, but the battered company’s compensation committee is resisting his request, the Wall Street Journal […]

Paulson: Unaffected by Hard Times

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – At a time when most hedge funds are posting their worst year to date, John Paulson somehow manages to stay afloat.  The founder of Paulson & Co. has informed investors that his funds are in fact […]

DE Shaw, Farallon Restrict Withdrawals as Fund Freeze Deepens

Bloomberg – D.E. Shaw & Co. LP, the investment firm run by David Shaw, and Farallon Capital Management LLC limited withdrawals by clients, joining more than 80 hedge-fund managers to impose restrictions in the past two months. D.E. Shaw, which […]

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