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Madoff Trustee Locates Assets of $75 Million

Wall Street Journal – A lawyer for the court-appointed trustee liquidating Bernard Madoff’s firm confirmed they have located an additional $75 million in Madoff assets — a figure that would put the total above $1 billion. A lawyer for the […]

Stanford whereabouts unknown after charges: SEC

Reuters – Federal regulators said on Wednesday they do not know the whereabouts of billionaire Texas banker Allen Stanford, charged with a "massive" $8 billion international financial fraud. "We are unaware of his whereabouts," Securities and Exchange Commission spokeswoman Kimberly […]

TCI founder, partner Degorce leaves hedge firm

Forbes – Patrick Degorce, a founder and partner at high-profile activist hedge fund firm The Children’s Investment Fund (TCI), has left the company, a spokeswoman told Reuters on Friday. Degorce was in the public eye in early 2007 when he […]

UK hedge fund GAM tightens redemption controls

Reuters – British fund manager GAM on Wednesday said it had moved to restrict investor redemptions to once a quarter rather than once a month in its funds of hedge funds amid turmoil in the industry. A spokeswoman for GAM, […]

European Stocks Recover; DAX Boosted by Volkswagen

ABC News – European stock markets opened higher Tuesday after Japan’s Nikkei index recovered from 26-year lows, with Germany’s DAX further boosted by another steep rise in the value of Volkswagen AG shares. The FTSE 100 index of leading British […]

Morgan Stanley and MUFG renegotiating pact: source

Reuters – Japan’s Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, which has watched Morgan Stanley’s share price plunge 58 percent last week, is seeking more favorable terms to its $9 billion deal, a person briefed on the matter said. The Japanese lender will […]

Morgan Stanley may scale back prime-brokerage ops-NY Post

Trading Markets – Morgan Stanley is looking at scaling back its prime-brokerage operation, selling assets or buying a faltering regional bank, the New York Post said citing sources. The firm may also try to work out a way to piggyback […]

Advent raises $560 mln for first PE fund in Japan

Reuters Tokyo – Global buyout firm Advent International said it has raised 60 billion yen (317 million pounds) for its first private equity fund in Japan. The fund, which opened its office in Tokyo in 2001, will target companies with […]

China fund to start Japan investments by March

Reuters – China Investment Corp, the country’s sovereign wealth fund, will start investing in Japanese equity markets by March, a Japanese newspaper reported on Sunday. The $200 billion (111 billion pounds) fund is screening Japanese banks at which it holds […]

Dai-ichi Mutual Aims to Lift Hedge Fund Investments

Bloomberg – Dai-ichi Mutual Life Insurance Co., with more than 30 trillion yen ($274 billion) in assets, will invest more money with hedge funds to safeguard returns as financial markets falter. Tokyo-based Dai-ichi Mutual, Japan’s second-largest life insurer, currently invests […]

Hedge funds do the Singapore sling

FT Alphaville- New figures from Singapore’s central bank bear out the (abundant) anecdotal evidence of the quickening exodus of Asia-focused hedge funds out of Japan and elsewhere and into Singapore. Reuters reports that assets managed by fund managers in Singapore […]

Tokio Marine to buy Philadelphia Cons

Reuters Tokyo- Tokio Marine Holdings Inc plans to buy non-life insurer Philadelphia Consolidated Holding Corp for about $4.7 billion (2.4 billion pounds), in the largest acquisition by a Japanese financial firm in the United States. Tokio Marine, Japan’s largest non-life […]

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