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U.S. hedge fund takes HSBC short

International Herald Tribune – U.S. hedge fund Harbinger Capital is the first company to declare a short position in HSBC following the bank’s record rights issue, after making millions from a similar tactic with UK bank HBOS last year. Harbinger said […]

Mooring Hedge Fund Gains Amid Losses

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) – Mooring Financial Corp., a private investment firm specializing in the management of alternative assets, has seen its hedge fund, the Mooring Intrepid Opportunity Fund gain 37% year-to-date, while global hedge fund returns have declined almost […]

AIG Seeks Investors, Deals With Harsh Ratings Cuts

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – In an effort to stave off bailout rumors, the Federal Reserve is urging American International Group Inc. to find private investors and warns that they should not expect a loan from the central bank.  However, talks […]

Assured Guaranty Says Profit Will Surge on Derivatives Gains

Bloomberg- Assured Guaranty Ltd., which owns one of two bond insurers to have retained Aaa credit ratings, said its second-quarter profit would surge by more than 14 times because of gains in credit derivatives. The company, whose second-biggest shareholder is […]

Citi offers $250m to hedge fund investors

 Independent- Citigroup is coming under pressure to bail out investors in one of its troubled hedge funds, in another embarrassment for a company already among the biggest losers from the credit crisis.   The company has begun quietly asking private […]

Hedge Funds in Swaps Face Peril With Rising Junk Bond Defaults

Bloomberg- It’s Friday, March 14, and hedge fund adviser Tim Backshall is trying to stave off panic. Backshall sits in the Walnut Creek, California, office of his firm, Credit Derivatives Research LLC, at a U-shaped desk dominated by five computer […]

Hedge Funds in Swaps Face Peril With Rising Junk Bond Defaults

Bloomberg – It’s Friday, March 14, and hedge fund adviser Tim Backshall is trying to stave off panic. Backshall sits in the Walnut Creek, California, office of his firm, Credit Derivatives Research LLC, at a U-shaped desk dominated by five […]

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