Tag Archives: private equity firms


UK, Sweden to advocate value of hedge funds, private equity

SmartBrief – Britain and Sweden, which takes over the EU’s rotating presidency on 1 July, agreed to work together to explain to other European nations the value of private-equity firms and hedge funds. The UK is concerned that one proposal […]

Hedge Funds’ ‘Dangerous Opponent’ Rasmussen Pushes EU Crackdown

Bloomberg – Buyout firms and hedge funds, “Read my lips: You’re going to have regulation.” So says Poul Nyrup Rasmussen, the Socialist Party president who conducted a two-year campaign for the first European Union regulations governing so-called alternative investors. Hedge […]

Hedge funds eye shift of EU power

Hedge funds and private equity firms are hoping a resurgent right wing in European politics will give them stronger support when they call for changes to proposed legislation they see threatening their industries. The coalition of European conservative parties won […]

Carlyle Group Sets Sights On Battered Banks

Free Internet Press – With the leveraged-buyout business on life support, major private-equity firms such as the Carlyle Group are taking a closer look at the battered banking sector as a way to make money for their clients. Last September, […]

UK has uphill struggle over EU fund rules

guardian.co.uk – Investment companies and private equity firms suspect that they have been caught up in a directive whose real aim was hedge funds largely because it is so difficult to define hedge funds.   The Group of 20 leading […]

Return To Eastern Europe

Forbes  – Plummeting stock prices in Eastern European should have made the region full of rich pickings for Western investors, but hedge funds and private equity firms have been sitting on the side lines for the last few months, fearful […]

Hedge Fund Investors Gain Power

BusinessWeek – For years pension funds, university endowments, and other big investors essentially wrote blank checks to hedge funds and private equity firms. They readily paid stiff fees and agreed to onerous restrictions. Investors had no choice if they wanted […]

S&P Research Arm Bought By Hedge Fund Provider

  West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) – Hedge fund research provider, Guidepoint Global, LLC, has acquired tech and media company, Vista Research, Inc. from Standard & Poor’s. “In the current economic climate, investors and business decision makers are increasingly seeking on-demand […]

Hedge Funds & ‘Open Source Intelligence’

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) – Hedge funds, private equity firms are using “political intelligence” to monitor tax reform, SEC registration, TARP, TALF and PPIPs, according to the OSINT Group, a boutique advisory firm based in Washington specializing in “open source […]

Demonizing hedge-fund managers

St. George Daily Spectrum – According to the Center for Responsive Politics, hedge funds and private equity firms donated $2,992,456 to the Obama campaign in the 2008 cycle. Obama, vocal critic of the campaign finance practice known as "bundling," accepted […]

Hobbling hedgies and bashing buyout boys

BBC – In much of continental Europe, there’s a widespread belief that hedge funds and private equity firms caused the global economic crisis. Which is presumably one reason why the European Commission wants much tighter regulation of both the hedgies […]

City hits out at EU hedge fund proposal

Times Online – The role of the City of London as one of the world’s preeminent financial centres came under attack for the second time in two weeks yesterday, this time from proposed EU rules for private equity and hedge […]

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