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Madoff trustee says Cayman and Bermuda funds ignored lawsuits

Caribbean Net News – The trustee liquidating Bernard Madoff’s business told a judge that two Cayman Islands and Bermuda hedge-fund firms accused of profiting from the fraud are ignoring his lawsuits seeking a total of $230.7 million in damages. Trustee […]

Treasury Select Committee MPs accuse funds of cashing in on misery

Times Online – The Massachusetts Pension Reserves Investment Management Board, which oversees $38 billion, voted to fire hedge-fund firm Austin Capital Management after losing $12 million with alleged Ponzi scheme operator Bernard Madoff. The state pension board also decided at […]

Hedge funds forced to adapt or die

International Herald Tribune – The mergers and acquisitions business is about to take a deep dive. For most of the financial crisis, it has remained surprisingly buoyant. This was partly because there was a lot of business to be done selling […]

BNP forks out $26b for Fortis units

Sydney Morning Herald – BNP Paribas SA, France’s biggest bank, agreed to take control of Fortis in Belgium and Luxembourg for 14.5 billion euros ($26 billion), completing a breakup of the lender after a government rescue failed. BNP Paribas will […]

Fortis winds down three hedge funds

Fortis has closed three small hedge funds in the aftermath of its acquisition of part of ABN Amro and merger of the Belgian and Dutch banks’ asset management operations, according to a report in the Financial Times. The Fortis European […]

Fortis sells hedge fund International Asset Management

Reuters – Belgian-Dutch financial services group Fortis said on Wednesday it had sold former ABN AMRO unit International Asset Management IAM.L as part of a strategy to bolster its balance sheet. Fortis said in a statement it had sold London-based […]

Fortis sells International Asset Management; to boost bank

CNBC- Fortis NV. said it has sold its London-based hedge fund manager International Asset Management (IAM) to its management team, supported by third party investors, for an undisclosed sum. The Belgian-Dutch bancassurer said the transaction will boost its solvency ratios, […]

UBS considers Paine Webber sale in review

Reuters- Beleaguered Swiss bank UBS is considering the sale of Paine Webber, the heart of its U.S. wealth management business, according to sources with direct knowledge of the matter. UBS is under pressure from the Swiss financial watchdog and from […]

Fortis gets $630 mln capital from Russian billionaire

U.S. Daily- Belgian-Dutch financial services group Fortis received $630 million in capital from Russian billionaire Suleiman Kerimov as part of its recent share issue, the Wall Street Journal said, citing people familiar with the matter. Fortis, which last week raised […]

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