Tag Archives: oversight


Lawmaker accuses Fed of ‘over-up’ in BofA deal

Reuters – The Federal Reserve sought to hide its involvement in Bank of America Corp‘s (BAC.N) acquisition of Merrill Lynch as Merrill’s financial condition worsened, the top Republican on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee said on Wednesday. The […]

Switzerland – a hedge fund haven?

World Radio Switzerland – Several major hedge funds in London say they’re considering moving abroad, notably to Switzerland. They are angered by a proposition from the European Union that would require more accountability and limit the amount of money they […]

Hedge Fund Investors Gain Power

BusinessWeek – For years pension funds, university endowments, and other big investors essentially wrote blank checks to hedge funds and private equity firms. They readily paid stiff fees and agreed to onerous restrictions. Investors had no choice if they wanted […]

Demonizing hedge-fund managers

St. George Daily Spectrum – According to the Center for Responsive Politics, hedge funds and private equity firms donated $2,992,456 to the Obama campaign in the 2008 cycle. Obama, vocal critic of the campaign finance practice known as "bundling," accepted […]

Hedge Funds Star in Regulators’ Bondage Dreams

Bloomberg – Regulating hedge funds is one thing. Shackling them is another. It’s difficult to tell which one is the ultimate objective of authorities in the U.S. and Europe as they push for greater oversight of these alternative investment managers. […]

Call for hedge funds to pay short selling research charge

London Stock Exchange – Hedge funds that short stocks as part of their investment strategy should be forced to pay a levy to support research into the impact of the tactic on the markets, according to a new manifesto for […]

The hedge fund industry saw steep declines last year. Just not these folks

Forbes – You’d be hard pressed to find anyone but limousine drivers and beaten-down investors shedding tears for the end of the hedge funds’ golden age. The average hedge fund lost 18% last year, and one in seven shut its […]

Hedge Fund Managers With Largest Portfolios Face EU Regulation

Bloomberg – Hedge fund managers who run the largest 15 percent of portfolios in the European Union would have to report risks, debts and trading activities to regulators under a draft proposal to tighten oversight after the financial crisis. The […]

Feds offer hedge-fund deal, with strings

Denver Post – Hedge funds are being offered a deal to help the feds rescue the banking system: A low-risk opportunity to buy bad bank assets that could one day make them a killing. But the deal could make for […]

Hedge funds ponder Obama’s carrot, fear stick

MSNBC – Hedge funds are being offered a sweet deal to help the Obama administration rescue the U.S. banking system: A low-risk opportunity to scoop up soured bank assets that could one day make them a killing. But the deal […]

Grant Thornton LLP Launches New Hedge Fund Registration and Compliance Services

EatrhTimes – In response to investor demand for greater transparency as well as pending new legislation, Grant Thornton LLP’s Financial Services practice is launching Hedge Fund Internal Control, Governance and Regulatory Compliance Services. These services will help funds attract new […]

European Commission Looking For Commentary From Hedge Funds

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) – In an effort to makes major changes to the EU financial regulation services, the European Commission (EC) has launched ‘Driving European Recovery’, a consultation  on major structural changes to European financial services and markets regulation. […]

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