Tag Archives: savings-and-loan-crisis


Experts differ on effect of short-selling ban

USA Today – Markets braced for Wednesday night’s scheduled expiration of the ban on short sales of more than 900 financial stocks, as investment analysts and advisers gave differing predictions on the potential impact. The emergency ban is set to […]

Frank looks ahead to the next step

Boston Globe – US Representative Barney Frank yesterday staked out the next battlefront in the economic crisis gripping the world: more regulation of hedge funds, investment banks, and other financial institutions. Frank, who heads the House Financial Services Committee, blamed […]

Hedge funds plead with US SEC to let short ban expire

Forbes – Lobbyists for the $2 trillion hedge fund industry made a last ditch effort Wednesday to convince U.S. securities regulators to let an emergency order prohibiting short selling in more than 950 financial firms expire Thursday. "The orders have […]

$700 Billion Rescue? Not All Republicans Are on Board with Bush

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – The $700 billion rescue plan proposed by the Treasury and backed by President Bush seems to be greeted with disdain by republicans and democrats alike.  After excruciatingly long hearings and even an emergency meeting with the […]

Hedge Funds Hoard $600 Billion in Cash

Minyanville.com – While they’re not deviously plotting the demise of the worlds’ most powerful financial institutions, hedge funds are loading up on another popular trade: Cash. According to the Financial Times, Citigroup estimates hedge funds have recently squirreled away as […]

Hedge funds shy from Bush’s Wall St. bailout

Reuters – Hedge funds are unlikely to be among financial institutions clamoring to unload their bad debts under a proposed $700 billion Wall Street bailout plan, the chief of the funds’ lobbying group said on Tuesday. "I think it’s unlikely […]

Wild markets bring turmoil to hedge funds

Boston Globe – Hedge funds usually thrive when markets turn volatile. But even these fast-money investors are struggling to cope with the wild swings in the markets, raising concern that some may not survive. Even before the Bush administration proposed […]

Wall Street Fastens Its Seatbelt, Preparing for This Weeks Ride

New York Times – Frazzled traders and money managers spent an angst-filled weekend struggling to fathom the sweeping bailout the Bush administration proposed for financial institutions in the United States and what it will mean for the world’s markets. At […]

Did Mayfair hedge funds play fair by short-selling HBOS shares?

Times Online – Why did HBOS need to be rescued by Lloyds TSB? Where should the finger of blame point? For many, the answer is clear – Mayfair. The streets of London W1 house some of the world’s biggest hedge […]

Lloyds TSB Group: Financials soar after FSA bans short selling

Proactive Investors UK – The top thirty gainers for the London Stock Exchange (‘LSE’) read out like a roll call for the British and Irish financial industry, after the Financial Services Authority (‘FSA’) announced late last night that it was […]

Short-sellers have banks worried

International Herald Tribune – In May, David Einhorn, an outspoken hedge fund manager, took the microphone at a large industry gathering and laid out his case against the investment bank Lehman Brothers. The firm, he told the crowd, had used "accounting […]

Doubts Increase on Korea Hedge Fund Deregulation

BusinessWeek – Some participants in South Korea’s nascent alternative-investment market have grown pessimistic over the ability of incoming legislation to support the development of an onshore hedge funds industry. The Capital Markets Consolidation Act will become effective in February. It […]

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