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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 […]

Surviving with a defensive game

Globe and Mail – Hedge fund manager Eric Sprott heaps praise on his "defensive team" for helping him survive this bear market. While some of his peers have cratered amid this year’s stock market crash, his short positions have kept […]

Obama Embrace of Wall Street Insiders Points to Politic Reforms

Bloomberg – During the height of the financial crisis in late September, some of Barack Obama’s campaign advisers pushed him in a conference call to distance himself from Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson. The former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. chief executive […]

Hedge Funds Praise The Receivables Exchange

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) – Receivables Exchange, the world’s first online marketplace for real-time trading of accounts receivable, today announced that it has launched its proprietary patent-pending trading platform to conduct live trading of accounts receivable. “The Receivables Exchange is […]

Witnesses Call for Tighter Hedge Fund Restrictions

New York Times – Several leading hedge fund managers told Congress on Thursday they support some new regulation of hedge funds and the complex derivative securities that are partly blamed for the global financial crisis. But they advocated only the […]

Long-only turmoil pushes investors to hedge funds -

Financial Standard – As the GFC batters confidence in long-only equities, sentiment is turning to hedge funds, provided you partner with groups that are reputable and well run, said Spencer Young, chief executive officer of HFA Holdings. The result is […]

Deephaven Freezes Multistrategy Hedge Fund to Avoid Asset Sales

Bloomberg – Deephaven Capital Management LLC, the hedge-fund unit of stockbroker Knight Capital Group Inc., froze a $1.6 billion fund after investors asked to get back 30 percent of their money. Withdrawals from the Deephaven Global Multistrategy Fund were suspended […]

Epic shutters top hedge fund

Globe and Mail – Epic Capital Management Inc. is closing its flagship hedge fund in what could be the precursor to a number of shutdowns in the troubled industry. The Toronto firm’s assets tumbled from $300-million to $200-million as markets […]

Hedge-Fund Clients Pulled $43 Billion Last Month, TrimTabs Says

Bloomberg – Investors withdrew a record $43 billion from hedge funds in September as they fled distressed-securities and stock funds because of poor performance, TrimTabs Investment Research said today. The estimated outflows were the most since TrimTabs started tracking the […]

‘Armageddon’ Loan, Bond Prices Keep Debt Investors on Sidelines

Bloomberg – Credit markets have fallen so far that they are providing a "once in a lifetime opportunity," and investors are still selling. Prices of loans rated below investment grade declined to a record low 66.1 cents on the dollar, […]

Morgan Stanley’s Mack Says Some Hedge Funds May Fail

Bloomberg - Morgan Stanley Chief Executive Officer John Mack said tumbling markets may drive some hedge funds out of business, prompting his firm to “resize.” “Friends in that community say that by year-end, you’ll see the number of firms in the […]

GlobeOp Performance Remains Strong

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) – Hedge Fund provider GlobeOp Financial Services S.A. published its Interim Management Statement covering the period since 30 June 2008. As a group, GlobeOp’s clients appear to have out-performed the industry. "I am pleased to report […]

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