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Hedge fund manager Singer wants limits on leverage

Alibaba News Channel – Aggressive government action can hurt the market, but regulators should clamp down on leverage among banks and investors to prevent another credit crisis, veteran hedge fund manager Paul Singer said at a conference. Singer said the […]

Hedge fund manager Singer wants limits on leverage

Forbes – Aggressive government action can hurt the market, but regulators should clamp down on excessive borrowing by banks and investors to prevent another credit crisis, veteran hedge fund manager Paul Singer said at a conference. Singer said the current […]

Hedge fund manager Singer wants limits on leverage

Reuters – Aggressive government action can hurt the market, but regulators should clamp down on excessive borrowing by banks and investors to prevent another credit crisis, veteran hedge fund manager Paul Singer said at a conference. Singer said the current […]

Man utilizes collection as economic ‘hedge fund’

Times Online – While many lose sleep over each twist and turn of today’s economy, New Jersey collector Ralph DeLuca has found a hedge against the recession in the musty memorabilia of Hollywood’s past. A former private investment consultant, DeLuca […]

Euro Weakens as Trichet Fails to Assuage Concern ECB Is Split

Bloomberg – The euro fell to a one-month low against the dollar after European Central Bank President Jean- Claude Trichet’s pledge to boost confidence failed to assuage concern the bank’s policy makers are split. The Dollar Index rose for a […]

Harper wins anti-protectionism commitment

Vancouver Sun – Prime Minister Stephen Harper won a key commitment for Canada at the G20 summit, getting world leaders to agree to extend for 12 months a pledge not to raise new trade barriers. “The biggest single thing that […]

Connecticut’s “Rodeo Drive” Abandoned as Hedge Funds Collapse

Bloomberg – Finding a parking spot for your Mercedes or BMW on Greenwich Avenue, the main shopping strip of the U.S. hedge-fund capital, used to be a challenge. Not anymore. With the recession hammering retail sales, empty curbside spaces abound […]

Virgin America CEO sees good times ahead

San Francisco Chronicle – Virgin America could not have picked a worse time to launch an airline, on the eve of gravity-defying fuel prices and a cruel recession. The financial numbers are still red after a year and a half […]

Out With Hedge Funds, In With Blue Bloods

Xconomy – Vertex Pharmaceuticals has been around the block with biotech hedge funds. These are the people who aim to get rich trading volatile stocks second-to-second, and make big bets, long or short, on whether an experimental drug will work. […]

Cost of protecting Japan govt debt hits record high

Forbes – The cost of protecting Japanese government debt against default has risen sharply as political uncertainty and worries about the nation’s fiscal position grew after data this week highlighted the depth of recession in the world’s second-biggest economy. But […]

Downturn spurs some foundations to give more

Boston Globe – At a time when most foundations are cutting back or maintaining last year’s spending, a few are doing what hedge fund manager Ken Nickerson of the Eos Foundation calls "counter-cyclical giving." They’re increasing their grants. Nickerson heard […]

Bonds Slump in January, Hedge Funds Buy Gold

Gold Seek – This January was one of the worst on record for financial markets. US Treasuries crashed after enjoying a recession-beating run in 2008. Gold and silver were the only major asset class to end the month higher. Hedge […]

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