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Hedge funds Collateral damage

Economist – Hedge funds are supposed to hedge. This year, they haven’t. The fund-weighted composite index compiled by Hedge Fund Research, a firm that tracks the industry, fell by 4.7% in September, the second-worst month on record. Since the start […]

Experts differ on effect of short-selling ban

USA Today – Markets braced for Wednesday night’s scheduled expiration of the ban on short sales of more than 900 financial stocks, as investment analysts and advisers gave differing predictions on the potential impact. The emergency ban is set to […]

Hedge Funds Score a Victory in Short-Selling Rules

New York Times Blogs – Turns out hedge funds will not have to publicly disclose their secret strategies after all, at least not any time soon. The reprieve for the industry came late Wednesday. The Securities and Exchange Commission quietly […]

Hedge funds plead with US SEC to let short ban expire

Forbes – Lobbyists for the $2 trillion hedge fund industry made a last ditch effort Wednesday to convince U.S. securities regulators to let an emergency order prohibiting short selling in more than 950 financial firms expire Thursday. "The orders have […]

Hedge funds grudgingly to reveal US short positions

Reuters – Hedge fund managers are reluctantly preparing to disclose their short positions to U.S. regulators on Monday, a move set to give a rare public glimpse into their secretive trading strategies two weeks later. For shareholders who have blamed […]

SEC advances pair of hedge fund cases

Forbes – A federal judge in Florida ruled Wednesday that the head of two hedge funds deceived investors about the funds’ holdings. Elsewhere, federal regulators accused a California investment adviser of making tainted recommendations to clients. In the Florida case, […]

‘Short’ Attack May Spur Hedge Funds To Sue

New York Post – As the Securities and Exchange Commission continues its assault on short sellers, hedge funds are discussing legal action to challenge Chairman Chris Cox’s recent moves – just as funds in the UK are considering lawsuits against […]

Wall Street Fastens Its Seatbelt, Preparing for This Weeks Ride

New York Times – Frazzled traders and money managers spent an angst-filled weekend struggling to fathom the sweeping bailout the Bush administration proposed for financial institutions in the United States and what it will mean for the world’s markets. At […]

SEC Pushes Hedge Fund Oath in Manipulation Probe

Bloomberg – The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, seeking to jumpstart a hunt for suspected manipulation of financial stocks, will require hedge fund managers, brokerages and institutional investors to describe under oath their bets on the firms. Investors with “significant” […]

Corporate Armor to Fight Hedge Fund Bullies

CFO.com – At 12:01 a.m. this morning, the Securities and Exchange Commission pushed out a new "emergency" disclosure rule that requires hedge funds and other large investors to disclose their short positions. The mandate is one of three new SEC […]

SEC weighs ban on short selling

Financial Times – US securities regulators were on Thursday night considering a ban on short selling as part of a group of new initiatives to restore calm to the stricken financial markets, people familiar with the situation said. The US […]

Mayor Bloomberg Fears National Debt Crisis

New York Post – The next issue for concern in the battered economy is whether there are going to be buyers for the nation’s billions in debt, Mayor Bloomberg said yesterday. Speaking to students at Georgetown University, Bloomberg pointed out […]

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