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Boris Johnson is right: the EU’s hedge fund rules will destroy the City

Telegraph.co.uk – The City is staring into the abyss. If the proposed EU directive on hedge funds goes through, London will go the way of Bruges, Venice and Amsterdam: a once dominant financial entrepôt sidelined by more virile cities. This, […]

US hedge funds face draconian tax proposals

Hedge Funds Review – US hedge fund managers could be subject to higher personal taxes if changes to the taxation rules included in President Barack Obama’s 2010 budget proposal are adopted. The budget proposal includes measures to treat carried interest […]

European hedgies eye lending cap as regulation looms

Guardian Unlimited – European hedge funds believe capping the amount banks can lend them will be more effective in preventing systemic risks than direct regulation, but this is unlikely to satisfy politicians eager for tougher rules. The funds are often […]

Hedge Fund Group Proposes Rules to Avert Intervention

Bloomberg – A group of hedge funds offered to increase disclosure to head off demands from politicians on at least two continents for more transparency. “We know which way the wind is blowing,” said Andrew Baker, chief executive of London-based […]

Curb on hedge funds likely as EU leaders back reforms

Independent – European leaders backed major reform of hedge funds yesterday as part of structural changes to help the world’s financial institutions emerge stronger from the global economic crisis. Short-selling by the secretive hedge fund industry — selling borrowed stock […]

Has the moment for greater UK hedge fund regulation passed?

Reuters – Tuesday’s grilling of UK hedge fund executives is likely to create plenty of noise but produce little in the way of new rules. While media-shy TCI founder Chris Hohn and others will face tough questions from the Treasury Select Committee […]

Barclays Sues Chicago Hedge Fund Over Ties to Petters

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Barclays Bank Plc has sued Chicago-based Ritchie Capital Management and the hedge fund’s principal Thane Ritchie, accusing them of concealing a $150 million investment in the controversial and now collapsed Petters Group Worldwide LLC. According to […]

Ritchie Funds Sued by Barclays Over Hidden Petters Group Stake

Bloomberg – Ritchie Capital Management and Thane Ritchie, the hedge fund manager’s principal, were sued by Barclays Bank Plc over accusations they concealed more than $150 million in investments made in the collapsed Petters Group Worldwide LLC and affiliates. Now […]

Petters Files for Bankruptcy, Hedge Fund Seeks Answers

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Petters Group Worldwide has filed for Chapter  11 bankruptcy protection after feds launched a probe into an alleged $3 billion scam that was said to be orchestrated by the founder.  The subsidiary company under investigation is […]

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