Tag Archives: september-11


Hedge Funds Meet With FSA, BOE Over Lehman Assets, FT Reports

Bloomberg – Hedge funds met with the U.K.’s Financial Services Authority and the Bank of England in London to discuss the return of their assets from Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., the Financial Times reported, citing unidentified funds. Representatives from the […]

Anglo-Saxon hedge funds shorting on Madrid falls

Telegraph.co.uk – EU data shows that Philip Falcone, the US hedge fund baron who led the assault on HBOS, has sold short €138m (£108m) of Banco Popular’s shares, or 1.65pc of the total float, through his fund Harbinger Capital. He […]

Financial Services Authority threatens heavy fines for short-sellers

The City’s regulator has threatened to impose unlimited fines on investors that breach its new rules on betting against UK bank shares amid a flurry of late disclosures by hedge funds. The warning came yesterday as Gordon Brown promised new […]

Britain and US crack down on hedge funds blamed for crisis -

Independent – An unprecedented crackdown on speculators preying on falling share prices began on both sides of the Atlantic yesterday, as Gordon Brown promised to "clean up the financial system" after days of turmoil. The Financial Services Authority (FSA) banned […]

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 […]

Investors cheer shorting ban

Interactive Investor – Investors are cheering the temporary ban on shorting financial stocks which came into play on Friday morning. The Financial Services Authority introduced the four-month freeze on profiteering from falling share prices after the markets closed last night […]

Hedge funds get a new cop

Wealth Bulletin – The UK’s financial regulator has hired Australian Andrew Crain to head up the team that oversees the roughly 40 largest hedge fund managers that operate in the UK. Crain, a former regulator in his home country, assumes […]

Hedge funds’ 1bn HBOS killing

Independant- Hedge funds may have made more than £1bn from shorting shares in HBOS, whose £4bn rights issue faced intense pressure from investors betting on the share price falling. Almost 15 per cent, or about 550 million, of the bank’s […]

FSA moves to make hedge funds disclose CfDs

Independent- The UK’s financial watchdog has targeted hedge funds for the second time this month, demanding more disclosure for those trying to build anonymous stakes in companies using a complex derivative, in a bid to combat market failure. The move […]

Hedge funds to back £4.5bn Barclays issue

Financial Times- Several of London’s largest hedge funds are backing Barclays’ £4.5bn ($8.9bn) capital increase, underscoring the complex roles they are playing in the recapitalisation of the UK banking sector. GLG Partners, Lansdowne, CQS and Och-Ziff have all agreed to […]

The last-minute surprise that is ‘maintaining consumer confidence’

Times Online- Proper consultation is the rock upon which good regulation is founded. And for the Financial Services Authority, consultation is in its DNA. So when it does the unthinkable and drops a bombshell without warning or discussion — as […]

Hedge funds bet on HBOS to fall

Business Spectator- Hedge funds sharply increased their bets against UK lender HBOS in the first days after the Financial Services Authority imposed new rules on June 13, targeting abusive short-selling and smooth the process for firms raising cash from rights […]

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