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Bernanke Addresses Congress, Defends Another AIG Bailout

New York (HedgeCo.Net) –   After handing AIG another $30 billion in taxpayer-funded, government bailout funds, U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke defended the decision, with the worn-out argument that the insurer’s failure may trigger an economic domino effect. “We know […]

Santander Bank Struggles to Meet Redemptions, Seeks to Halt Withdrawals

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Spanish bank Santander is seeking to freeze redemptions after stating on Monday that they currently lack the liquidity to meet the rising demands for withdrawals.  Investors in the bank’s flagsihip real-estate fund, the Santander Banif Inmobiliario […]

Miami CEO Dishes Out $60 Million to Thank Employees

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – While some top banking execs choose to blow millions on lavish area rugs or fancy, non functional commodes, Leonard Abess Jr. of Miami-based City National Bank had a better idea; give back to the people who […]

KBR and Halliburton to Pay $579 Million to Settle Charges

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Halliburton and KBR, Inc. have settled with the Securities and Exchange Commission after allegations that KBR subsidiary Kellogg Brown & Root illegally obtained construction contracts in Nigeria by bribing government officials. KBR and Halliburton will pay […]

Ackman Paves Way for New Hedge Fund Management Moves

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – William Ackman, who runs hedge fund Pershing Square Capital Management, is letting clients withdraw as much of their investment as they please.  A vast change from the dozens of hedge funds who rushed to halt redemptions, […]

GM in Talks to Acquire Stagnant Delphi Plants

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – It doesn’t help matters when a company, who is at the forefront of a government bailout, is expected to provide rescue to another faltering company.  But that’s exactly what General Motors has found themselves in the […]

Wachovia to Buy Back Auction Rate Securities from Clients

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Wachovia customers who invested in auction rate securities prior to their collapse will most likely get their money back.  The SEC announced a settlement yesterday with Wachovia Securities that will provide $7 billion in liquidity to […]

Obama Puts Foot Down, Caps Pay for Top Execs

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – As the Obama administration prepares to distribute the remaining $350 billion in the Troubled Asset Relief Program, a new requirement will ensure that the salaries of top executives be capped at $500,000 a year.  “For top […]

Daniel Och Increases Stake in Own Hedge Fund

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Daniel Och, CEO of New York-based hedge fund Och-Ziff Capital Management, is showing his confidence in his company, racking up another 1.6 million shares. Och shelled out about $7 million between November 13 and February 2, […]

Och-Ziff Rallies in January, Posts Returns in all Hedge Funds

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – After a year when most hedge funds grudgingly reported month after month of losses, Och-Ziff Capital Management was happy to showcase their gains for January in a recent regulatory filing. The New York-based hedge fund reported […]

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