Tag Archives: risk


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 […]

Citadel in Rescue Talks With E-Trade, Report Says

New York Times Blogs – E*Trade Financial is in talks with Citadel Investment Group, the hedge fund that is its largest shareholder, about a deal to shore up the struggling brokerage firm’s balance sheet, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing […]

Chrysler Dissidents Must Reveal Identity, Judge Says

Philadelphia Bulletin – Chrysler LLC dissident lenders must reveal their identities by 10 a.m. today, a bankruptcy judge ruled, rejecting claims that their safety was at risk. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Arthur Gonzalez in New York forced the group to file […]

US bailouts won’t work, says Nobel winner

Moneycontrol.com – Joseph Stiglitz, a professor at the Columbia University and the 2001 Nobel Prize winner, said the US government’s bailout packages designed for financial institutions may not work. “It is a peculiarly-structured programme,” Stiglitz said, “The government puts in […]

Star commodities traders ditch banks for hedge funds

Reuters – Star commodity traders, once synonymous with high-profile banks, are leaving for little-known investment firms that let them work and earn in ways iconic Wall Street firms no longer can. The financial crisis and its amplifying threat on risk […]

South Africa: FSB Aims to Tame Hedge Funds

AllAfrica.com – The Financial Services Board (FSB) has begun work on legislation to control hedge funds, which played a critical role in the global economic meltdown. FSB CEO Dube Tshidi said yesterday the aim with the legislation, a first for […]

Star commodities traders ditch banks for hedge funds

Reuters – Star commodity traders, once synonymous with high-profile banks, are leaving for little-known investment firms that let them work and earn in ways iconic Wall Street firms no longer can. The financial crisis and its amplifying threat on risk […]

Hedge Fund Managers With Largest Portfolios Face EU Regulation

Bloomberg – Hedge fund managers who run the largest 15 percent of portfolios in the European Union would have to report risks, debts and trading activities to regulators under a draft proposal to tighten oversight after the financial crisis. The […]

Stark Opens NY Hedge Fund Hotel

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) – "The bright side of an economic downturn is that business people are branching out on their own," said Adam Stark, president of Stark Business Solutions. "We have made it seamless for enterprising individuals to establish […]

Hedge fund monitor says short selling ban is ‘rubbish’

News.com.au – An independent monitor of local hedge funds has rubbished claims domestic financial stocks would be targerted if the ban on short selling was lifted. Australian Fund Monitors’ chief executive Chris Gosselin hosed down concerns expressed by the Australian […]

Risk Watch: The Continuing Danger of the Young Money Manager

Seekingalpha.com – First, the veteran can lose money just as easily as the rookie. Second, and more perniciously, just because a young money manager has been humbled does not mean he now shares your thinking about risk. And in a […]

The Icelandic Volcano Erupts

Middle East Online – Can a Hedge-Fund Island Lose Its Shirt and Gain Its Soul? In December, reports surfaced that Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson pushed his Wall Street bailout package by suggesting that, without it, civil unrest in the United […]

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