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Hedge fund made millions short-selling on Barclays as its share price plummeted

Daily Mail – One of Britain’s most successful hedge funds made a fortune betting on a plunge in Barclays shares on the day the short-selling ban was lifted, it has emerged. Lansdowne Partners sold shares in the high street banking […]

Oil Curve Steeper Than ’99 Shows Crude May Gain in ’09 on OPEC

Bloomberg – The steepest plunge in crude prices on record may be setting up oil investors for a rally this year, if history is any guide. The so-called forward curve of futures contracts traded on the New York Mercantile Exchange […]

Hedge Fund Dalton to Start $550 Million Distressed Asset Fund

Bloomberg – Dalton Investments LLC, the Los Angeles-based hedge fund with 70 percent of its assets in Japan, is starting a 50 billion yen ($550 million) fund that will invest in U.S. distressed assets, taking advantage of low prices. The […]

European shares climb higher

Reuters – European shares climbed on Friday while most Asian shares fell as investors sought to balance economic worries with a new era of lower interest rates ahead of key U.S. jobs data. Oil dropped briefly below $60 a barrel […]

Australian, New Zealand Dollars Rise as Global Rate Cuts Seen

Bloomberg – The Australian and New Zealand dollars rose as Australian stocks advanced on anticipation interest-rate cuts worldwide will bolster global economic growth. The currencies advanced against the yen as Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 Index gained for the fourth day, its […]

Yen slips, Aussie jumps as bank rescues take shape

Reuters Tokyo – The yen dipped against higher-yielding currencies on Monday while the Australian dollar surged as leaders from Europe to the United States rushed out plans to shore up banks and stem the panic gripping investors. After many stock […]

Advent raises $560 mln for first PE fund in Japan

Reuters Tokyo – Global buyout firm Advent International said it has raised 60 billion yen (317 million pounds) for its first private equity fund in Japan. The fund, which opened its office in Tokyo in 2001, will target companies with […]

Nippon Life Targets Hedge Funds, Considers Distressed Assets – Bloomberg

Bloomberg.com: Asia – Nippon Life Insurance Co., Japan’s biggest life insurer, said it will boost hedge fund investments and may target distressed assets to take advantage of volatility caused by the collapse of the U.S. subprime mortgage market. Nippon Life, […]

China fund to start Japan investments by March

Reuters – China Investment Corp, the country’s sovereign wealth fund, will start investing in Japanese equity markets by March, a Japanese newspaper reported on Sunday. The $200 billion (111 billion pounds) fund is screening Japanese banks at which it holds […]

Tokio Marine Makes Gradual Shift to Hedge Funds as Prices Drop

Bloomberg – Tokio Marine Holdings Inc. will shift more of its 11 trillion yen ($100 billion) in assets to hedge funds and scour the globe for bargains as the credit squeeze forces down prices. Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance […]

Dai-ichi Mutual Aims to Lift Hedge Fund Investments

Bloomberg – Dai-ichi Mutual Life Insurance Co., with more than 30 trillion yen ($274 billion) in assets, will invest more money with hedge funds to safeguard returns as financial markets falter. Tokyo-based Dai-ichi Mutual, Japan’s second-largest life insurer, currently invests […]

Aozora Net Falls 75% as Fees, Hedge Fund Returns Drop

Bloomberg – Aozora Bank Ltd., the Japanese lender controlled by U.S. buyout fund Cerberus Capital Management LP, said first-quarter profit fell 75 percent as fees declined and returns on investments in hedge funds withered. Net income dropped to 9.33 billion […]

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