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Warren Buffett of East Crashes Hedge Fund Party

Bloomberg – Asia has been good to hedge funds this year. The Eurekahedge Asian Hedge Fund Index climbed 4.2 percent in July, while funds in North America and Europe rose 2.1 percent and 1.9 recent, respectively. Preliminary reports show Asian […]

Millionaires’ club sees record drop

Globe and Mail – The ranks of the world’s millionaires shrank at the fastest rate in 2008, with North America suffering the biggest wealth loss worldwide, according to a survey by Capgemini SA and Merrill Lynch & Co. The global […]

Only 32% Mena-based SWFs invest in region-focused hedge funds

Zawya.com – Although nearly half of all sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) are based in the Middle East and North Africa region, only 32 per cent of them invest in Mena-focussed hedge funds, new data has revealed. Almost all of the […]

Hedge funds post record US$350b loss in 2008

Business Times Malaysia – Hedge funds posted their biggest decline on record last year, losing US$350 billion globally, as the credit crisis crippled returns and forced investors to pull money out, an industry report showed. About 90 per cent of the […]

Hedge funds plan to sue FSA over short-selling ban

Daily Telegraph – Lawyers are being galvanised on behalf of a raft of hedge funds which claim the financial watchdog has illegitimately extended its powers and caused "wide-spread capital destruction." One said: "The FSA’s remit is to maintain orderly markets […]

FSA moves to make hedge funds disclose CfDs

Independent- The UK’s financial watchdog has targeted hedge funds for the second time this month, demanding more disclosure for those trying to build anonymous stakes in companies using a complex derivative, in a bid to combat market failure. The move […]

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