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Hong Kong shares lower on recession fears, hedge funds redemption worries

Reuters HK – Share prices were sharply lower at mid-morning, with the key index briefly slipping below the 12,000 level, on global recession fears and worries about hedge fund redemptions. Dealers noted concerns that the Japanese yen’s surge against the […]

Hedge funds see huge outflow of money, $210 bn

Commodity Online – Steep performance losses and record investor capital redemptions reduced the size of the hedge fund industry by $210 billion in 3Q08. This represents the largest historical quarterly decline in assets, according to data released the other day […]

RK Capital Hedge Funds Lost Up to 30% in August as Metals Fell

RK Capital Management LLP, the metals hedge-fund firm co-founded by Michael Farmer, lost as much as 30 percent last month amid falling copper and aluminum prices, according to an investor with the firm. The declines cut the combined returns of […]

Hedge funds seen switching short exposure to retail

Reuters UK – Hedge funds are likely to increase short exposure to retail stocks following a ban on short selling financial shares imposed by UK and U.S. regulators, industry insiders said on Friday. Equity long/short and market neutral hedge funds […]

Pickens’ hedge fund loses value

Reuters – The commodity half of oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens’s BP Capital hedge fund lost 35 percent of its value in July, the New York Post said, citing sources. The fund is believed to be down about 10 percent […]

Man who foresaw credit crunch pays himself £28m

Irish Independant – The fund manager who predicted that the credit crunch would rip a hole through the banking sector has been rewarded with £28m (€35m) in pay and bonuses. Crispin Odey trousered the bulk of the profits made by […]

Coal price surge coincides with hedge funds

Financial Times- Coal prices have doubled over the past year to record levels and could spike even higher as a power crisis in China combines with supply problems in leading exporting countries to tighten the market further. The surge in […]

Man arrested in failed hedge funds

Cayman Net News- The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) have arrested an unidentified 47-year-old man in connection with last month’s collapse of several Cayman-domiciled investment funds. Detectives from the Financial Crimes Unit (FCU) arrested the man on suspicion of […]

Tate & Lyle boss calls for hedge fund curbs

Daily Telegraph- The chief executive of the sugar refining group Tate & Lyle has hit out at hedge funds and other commodity speculators, calling for them to face greater regulation in a bid to hold back soaring food prices. Hedge […]

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