Tag Archives: onshore


Malaysian 5-year bond-swaps negative

Forbes – The spread between Malaysia’s 5-yr IRS and 5-yr government bond yields hit a negative 9.5 bps on Thursday, as hedge funds and other speculators aggressively received 5-year swaps. The spread was a positive 9.5 bps on Aug 5. […]

Citi Prime Brokerage Singapore Head Leaves Co-Sources

CNN Money – In another sign the financial crisis is hitting Asia’s once booming hedge-fund industry, Alexis Fosler, the head of Citigroup Inc.’s ( C) prime brokerage team in Singapore has left the company, two people familiar with the situation […]

Rivals bet against Morgan Stanley in September

Forbes – Major Wall Street firms placed large bets against Morgan Stanley using credit-default swaps, two days after Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc sought bankruptcy protection, the Wall Street Journal said, citing trading records. The firms included Merrill Lynch & Co, […]

Citigroup eyes options, including merger

Reuters – Citigroup Inc lost more than one-quarter of its market value on growing worries over whether it has enough capital to withstand billions of dollars of potential losses and despite new support from its largest individual investor. The second-largest […]

Citigroup to Liquidate Hedge Fund

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Citigroup Inc. will be liquidating its Corporate Special Opportunities fund after losing over half its value last month, according to a report by the Financial Times.  The hedge fund had frozen redemptions for almost a year […]

Companies and Markets Reports on Hedge Funds in Europe 2008

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) – Companiesandmarkets.com has released a report presenting views on the market for hedge fund investment based on a survey of 100 leading asset managers across Europe. The report, which covers mass market, high net worth and […]

Hedge Funds May Fall to $1 Trillion by Mid-2009, Citigroup Says

Bloomberg – Hedge-fund assets may fall to about $1 trillion by the middle of next year, a decline of almost 50 percent from their peak in June, because of market losses and client withdrawals, Citigroup Inc. said in a report. […]

Treasury Said to Invest $125 Billion in US Banks

Bloomberg – The Bush administration will invest about $125 billion in nine of the biggest U.S. banks, including Citigroup Inc. and Goldman Sachs Group Inc., in the government’s latest attempt to shore up confidence in the financial system. The proposed […]

Citigroup Purchases Wachovia, Reclaims Throne

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Citigroup Inc. has purchased Wachovia’s banking operations at a price tag of $2.16 billion, or roughly $1 a share, after losses stemming from bad mortgages rendered a resurfacing nearly impossible.  Citigroup will now have around 4,300 […]

Lehman Goes Banktrupt in High Profile Casualty Case

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) – Lehman Brothers, Wall Street’s fourth biggest investment bank has filed for bankruptcy, making it the largest and highest-profile casualty of the global credit crisis, with approximately $639 billion in assets. The bank said the Chapter […]

Citigroup to Close Another Hedge Fund

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Citigroup Inc. will close its $400 million Tribeca Convertible hedge fund in what will help wind down the $2 billion Tribeca Global Investments Group, according to a report published on Bloomberg.com.  The closing of the fund […]

DIFC denies reports about involvement in Rashed Investment Bank

The DIFC has clarified its position on news reports that have recently appeared regarding ‘Rashed Investment Bank’ an Islamic investment bank which has been proposed to be set up in Dubai. The DIFC said that while it welcomes initiatives within […]

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