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Banks offering credit again in hedge fund land grab

Forbes – Prime brokers are offering hedge funds more credit at a lower cost in a desperate battle for market share, although the biggest hedge funds are reluctant to move away from brokers they consider safe. With the risk of […]

Hedge Funds Team Up To Provide Investor Access To Prime Brokerage Platform

New York (HedgeCo.net) – Hedge fund prime brokers, Northern Trust and Merlin Securities, have set up an agreement which enhances Merlin’s existing broker-dealer custody relationships with Goldman Sachs Execution and Clearing and J.P. Morgan Clearing Corp. Merlin’s clients now have […]

Hedge Fund Models Need to Evolve- Deloitte Research

HedgeCo.net (West Palm Beach) – A new research paper by Deloitte LLC: "How Hedge Funds Are Becoming the Ultimate Networked Enterprise," focuses on how hedge fund methods of interacting with prime brokers and third-party administrators needs to be rethought in […]

Principles For Hedge Fund Regulation Welcomed By AIMA

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) – Global hedge fund industry group, The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), has welcomed the principles for hedge fund regulation published by the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) today. “We are very happy to welcome […]

Group Backs Mandatory Hedge Fund Registration

New York Times Blogs – The compulsory registration of hedge fund managers was backed by a global regulatory body on Monday in an effort to restore investor confidence. The International Organization of Securities Commissions, representing regulators from more than 100 […]

Viathon Capital Launches Credit Focused Opportunity Fund

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) – Viathon Capital, LP has announced the launch of a new credit focused opportunity fund, the Whitewater Master Fund, LP, as of May 1, 2009. The launch has affiliated with Citigroup Alternative Investments LLC (CAI) as […]

Hedge fund leverage is returning

Hedge funds have begun to raise leverage levels again in recent weeks as prime brokers and other lenders become bolder about extending credit in more stable markets, a lawyer specializing in the sector said on Tuesday. Henry Bregstein, attorney at […]

No hedge fund now poses systemic risk-LTCM partner

Guardian.co.uk – No single hedge fund today poses a systemic risk to the global financial system, said a former partner at Long Term Capital Management (LTCM), as lawmakers continue to hammer out rules to control the industry. Even though many […]

AIMA Statement On G20 Finance Ministers Meeting

“We welcome the communiqué from the G20 Finance Ministers. AIMA, as the trade body for the global hedge fund industry, has already announced its support both for the authorisation and regulation of hedge fund managers worldwide with their national regulators, […]

Big Falls in Hedge Fund Borrowing

Financial Times – Hedge funds cut their borrowing to almost nothing in the wake of the collapse of Lehman Brothers, according to research by the City watchdog. Data compiled by the Financial Services Authority show that leverage fell to just […]

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 […]

Prime brokers doing away with OTC ‘give ups’

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) – Hedge funds of varying sizes report being given notice by prime brokers that OTC derivative give up arrangements will end – quickly. Funds ranging in size from $25M to $2.5B are being told new derivative […]

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