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‘Insights for Investors’ Conference Draws Hedge Fund Managers

New York (HedgeCo.net) – The GlobeOp seminar drew a capacity audience of hedge fund investors and managers, representing approximately $260 billion in assets under management, in New York City over the weekend. Speakers representing Lighthouse Investment Partners, Lyxor Asset Management, […]

Funds of hedge funds fight back after Madoff

Reuters UK – The fund of hedge funds industry is being forced to reinvent itself after the Madoff scandal and hefty client outflows, and will emerge from the crisis smaller but in better shape than many had expected. Investors pulled […]

Wall Street repackages debt for sale

ReportonBusiness.com – Financial gurus call it a “rerecuritization of real estate mortgage investment conduits.” On Wall Street, it goes by the acronym Re-Remic (it rhymes with epidemic). “It actually makes a lot of fundamental sense,” said Brian Bowes, the head […]

Playing Home Entertainment Like a Hedge Fund

CNBC – Cramer sees both of these as good companies in a great growth industry, but using a trick out of his old hedge fund playbook, he suggests the strategy of a paired trade: buying the best stock in the […]

Salida ‘back from the abyss’

Globe and Mail – When Salida Capital Corp. beat all other bidders in a charity auction last month to score lunch with Warren Buffett, the $1.68-million (U.S.) win sent a signal to Bay Street: Salida is back. Salida, the once […]

Guardian lost £24m in bungled currency trading

Times Online – Guardian Media Group, the owner of The Guardian and The Observer newspapers, lost £24m last year on botched currency trading as it tried to protect hedge-fund investments. The newspaper publisher, which is considering closing The Observer, the […]

LNG eyes debt play on cash-strapped companies

The Guardian – Hedge fund LNG Capital is eyeing the debt of companies at risk of running short of cash, seeing the potential for high returns at an early stage of the credit crisis when companies are still able to […]

LNG eyes debt play on cash-strapped companies

Reuters UK – Hedge fund LNG Capital is eyeing the debt of companies at risk of running short of cash, seeing the potential for high returns at an early stage of the credit crisis when companies are still able to […]

Darling warns banks of return to risk-taking

Times Online – Alistair Darling has warned that he will impose tougher regulation to avoid a repeat of the banking crisis amid fears of a return of the bonus-driven, risk-taking culture in the City. The Chancellor told The Independent newspaper […]

CIFSA calls for hedge funds dialogue

Caymen Net News – The Cayman Islands Financial Services Association (CIFSA) has addressed efforts to boost disclosure of information about hedge funds, and has cautioned that the move must be widely agreed and equally applied. Meanwhile, regulators at the Cayman […]

Hedge funds to shape up as investors crack the whip

Reuters UK – Hedge funds are going to have to dance to their investors’ tune once more as lucrative profits fall and a new breed of clients begins flexing its muscles, demanding more results from managers. Institutional clients, a growing […]

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 […]

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