Tag Archives: slowdown


Sterling falls as bears raise pressure over stimulus cash

This is London – It also led many in the City to believe the Bank favours a weak currency, prompting a series of downbeat ­forecasts today. “I’m super bearish on the pound,” said Hans-Guenter Redeker, the London-based head of foreign […]

Japanese Hedge Fund 21st Century Asset to Seek Takeover Targets

Bloomberg – 21st Century Asset Management Co., run by former Nomura Asset Management Co. executive Takanori Shimizu, said it may seek growth through takeovers after the worst year on record for hedge funds. Shimizu, 63, said he will also cut […]

United Nations to Invest in Hedge Funds

Hedge Fund Net – Alternative investment strategies around the world are trudging through a slowdown, but that is not scaring away the world’s organization, the United Nations, from investing in these areas. The United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund (UNJSPF) […]

Wall Street slips on earnings risks

The Australian – US stocks fell as another drop in oil prices and a warning from Toyota Motor underscored the unsparing nature of the slowdown. Toyota forecast an operating loss for the current year, the first in the car maker’s […]

Deadline nears for investors to redeem hedge fund shares

USA Today – It is last call for investors to ask for their money back from poorly performing hedge funds. Whether that is a bullish or bearish sign for battered stocks is anyone’s guess. Wall Street hopes the passing of […]

Hedge funds gloomy on oil, CFTC data show

MarketWatch – For the first time in 17 months, hedge funds in July made more bets on oil prices falling than rising, according to the latest government data.   Short positions from noncommercial investors, hedge funds and other large investors […]

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