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Hedge Funds Must Be Prepared For Swine Flu Pandemic

Wall Street & Technology – Although talk of the swine flu has largely been out of the media for the past few weeks, a rush of new cases of the H1N1 virus is expected to hit financial centers in the […]

Obama’s Overhaul Would Register Hedge Funds

Courthouse News Service – President Obama’s plan to overhaul financial regulations, to prevent a repeat of the country’s credit and banking catastrophe, is laid out in a "nearly final" 85-page document the president is expected to reveal today.      Among […]

QUOTEBOX: Hedge funds ponder rough year at Monaco meeting

Reuters – Hedge fund managers, administrators and investors have gathered in Monaco for the annual GAIM industry conference following a tough year marked by poor performance and client outflows. Below are selected quotes from the first day of the conference: […]

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 […]

Could hedge funds be the Holy Grail for weary investors?

Herald Tribune – Investors are always searching for the "Holy Grail" of investing; that is, investments with high returns, low risk and little correlation to the returns of the broad stock and bond markets. Some investors believe that they have […]

Barclays in talks with BlackRock on BGI sale

Financial Post – Barclays PLC, the U.K.’s third-largest bank, is in talks with BlackRock Inc. and other bidders to sell its asset management division for more than US$10-billion. BlackRock, the world’s biggest publicly traded asset manager, is the leading contender […]

Consolidation looms for Swiss funds of hedge funds

Reuters – Many of Switzerland’s smaller fund of hedge funds providers could be forced to consolidate in order to cover increasingly onerous expenses if they are unable to attract significant assets, a Swiss academic said on Monday. The small average […]

U.N.’s Ban urges business to back climate policies

Reuters Copenhagen – Business leaders met in Denmark to try to unite behind a common call for long-term climate policies, ahead of a U.N. conference in December meant to forge a new climate treaty to replace the Kyoto Protocol. "For […]

Steel Partners forges ahead with fund conversion

Reuters – Warren Lichtenstein’s Steel Partners LLC is forging ahead with a controversial plan to convert its flagship hedge fund, Steel Partners II, into a publicly traded holding company in the face of opposition from shareholders calling for liquidation. The […]

Ospraie’s plans point to hedge fund confidence

NineMSN – Ospraie Management is launching two funds focusing on commodities and other liquid securities just eight months after it was forced to close its flagship fund amid huge losses on commodities trades. The US hedge fund’s move, announced in […]

California Investment Agent Pleads Guilty in NY Probe

American Chronicle – A Los Angeles businessman has pleaded guilty to corruption charges in a pension fund scandal that began in New York and is heading west. Julio Ramirez Jr.’s guilty plea to securities fraud, revealed Tuesday in New York, […]

Silo Forges $100M Venture With Private Equity Players

GlobeSt.com – Locally based direct private lender Silo Financial Corp. has formed an alliance with a New York City-based private equity fund to concentrate on non-performing loans, says Silo founder Jonathan Daniel. The fund has earmarked $100 million "for opportunistic […]

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