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Nomura grabs Lehman Asia unit

Reuters Tokyo – Japan’s Nomura Holdings is to buy the Asian operations of Lehman Brothers, a source with direct knowledge of the deal said on Monday, outbidding other banks seeking to scoop up the bankrupt U.S. bank’s Asian assets. The […]

US hedge fund Paulson bets big against UK banks

Reuters – John Paulson, a U.S. hedge fund manager who gained a superstar reputation with a big bet against the U.S. housing market, was shown holding a 1 billion pound ($1.9 billion) bet against UK banks as short sellers were […]

Withered hedge funds set for severe autumn pruning

Times Online – Who would be in hedge funds right now? Man Group, which has long traded on its name as the world’s largest hedge fund manager, yesterday found the tag something of a liability. The shares lost 35½p to […]

Hedge Funds Challenge Lehman Sale

Reuters – A hedge fund that specializes in distressed investments has filed a notice of appeal in the Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc bankruptcy case, indicating it intends to challenge the court order approving the sale of Lehman’s core U.S. business […]

Hedge fund Atticus loses more than $5 bln -source

Forbes – U.S. activist hedge fund Atticus Capital has lost more than $5 billion this year, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters, after its funds were hit by heavy falls in financial stocks. Atticus, a high-profile player in deals […]

Swing back to bank stocks is overdone, says Merrill Lynch

Times Online – The fashionable investment tactic of the past month – buying bank stocks while selling energy companies – could already have gone too far, Merrill Lynch, the financial management group, warned clients yesterday. In mid-July, hedge funds, pension […]

Worlds Largest Hedge Fund Manager BGI Opens Dubai Office

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net)- Barclays Global Investors (BGI) has opened an office in the United Arab Emirates’ Dubai International Finance Centre. BGI has been active in the region since 1998 and currently has assets under management of US$ 28 billion […]

Hedge funds with high ambition

Times Online- Philip Falcone is used to demanding change from underperforming company executives, but yesterday he took Harbinger Capital, his activist hedge fund, into new territory. Complete with financial advisers and a big stake, Harbinger broke cover as a traditional […]

Hedges turn to business of rescue

Financial Times- Even as politicians and regulators accuse hedge fund short-sellers of trying to bring down banks in Britain, the US and Australia, top hedge managers are providing rescue capital to prop up the ailing corporate world. The latest bail-out […]

Hedge funds to back £4.5bn Barclays issue

Financial Times- Several of London’s largest hedge funds are backing Barclays’ £4.5bn ($8.9bn) capital increase, underscoring the complex roles they are playing in the recapitalisation of the UK banking sector. GLG Partners, Lansdowne, CQS and Och-Ziff have all agreed to […]

Barclays Capital, Dubai to Back Shariah-Compliant Hedge Funds

Bloomberg- BlackRock Inc., the largest publicly traded U.S. money manager, and Ospraie Management LLC, are among five companies that will start Shariah-compliant hedge funds based in Dubai. The funds will get $50 million each in so-called seed capital from the […]

CQS hires Barclays executive to head Hong Kong trading

Reuters India- CQS has hired former Barclays Capital managing director David Kilgore as its head of trading in Hong Kong, part of a broader push by the $9.6 billion (4.9 billion pound) UK hedge fund manager to expand its presence […]

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