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Switzerland Beats London as Home for Mobile Rich, Says Scorpio

Bloomberg – Switzerland is the world’s most attractive financial center for the “mobile wealthy,” beating London, Singapore and New York, according to a new survey by Scorpio Partnership. The Alpine nation ranks highest for economic and political stability, legal issues, […]

US bailouts won’t work, says Nobel winner

Moneycontrol.com – Joseph Stiglitz, a professor at the Columbia University and the 2001 Nobel Prize winner, said the US government’s bailout packages designed for financial institutions may not work. “It is a peculiarly-structured programme,” Stiglitz said, “The government puts in […]

Giving Up the Hedge-Fund Rat Race At Age 28

Wall Street Journal Blogs – Wasim Rehman, the 28-year-old head of risk controls at the hedge fund manager Marshall Wace, has resigned from the partnership and plans to retire from the investment industry. In a statement to the market this […]

Hermes fund of hedge funds arm appoints chairman

Reuters – Fund of hedge funds boutique Hermes BPK Partners said on Monday it has appointed Glyn Jones, former chief executive officer of Thames River Capital and Gartmore, as its new chairman. Hermes BPK Partners is a partnership between its […]

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 […]

UBP Makes Offer to Madoff Victims

New York Times Blogs – Swiss private bank Union Bancaire Privée, one of the largest European hedge-fund investors, offered Thursday to buy back $700 million of its clients’ Bernard L. Madoff-related investments at half what they originally paid. The bank, […]

Newedge, Amiri Capital to launch Islamic hedge FoF

Reuters – Amiri Capital, the Islamic asset manager backed by investment firm Olivant, said on Monday it has teamed up with broker Newedge to launch the first Islamic fund of long/short hedge funds marketed in the Middle East. The partnership […]

Yahoo CFO says not opposed to search sale

Reuters – Internet firm Yahoo Inc is "not opposed" to doing a deal that would potentially sell its search business, Chief Financial Officer Blake Jorgensen said on Wednesday. But he said the search business is deeply intertwined with Yahoo’s other […]

ACF, Bank of America Sue Hedge Fund Steel Partners

CNNMoney.com – ACF Industries and Bank of America Corp. (BAC) are suing hedge fund Steel Partners, accusing the fund of fraud by failing to tell investors of plans to go public, Reuters reported Wednesday. Reuters says ACF, which court documents […]

Yahoo Investors Want New CEO Bartz to Earn Them Quick Return

Bloomberg – Yahoo! Inc. Chief Executive Officer Carol Bartz, who took the job yesterday, won’t get much of a honeymoon with the Internet company’s investors. Shareholders are looking for Yahoo to rekindle talks with Microsoft Corp. or possibly sell off […]

Steel Partners Seeks to Convert Biggest Fund to Public Company

Bloomberg – Activist investor Warren Lichtenstein is seeking to convert his largest hedge fund into a publicly traded partnership after clients sought to withdraw 38 percent of their money. The $1.2 billion Steel Partners II Fund lost 39 percent last […]

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