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Rich pickings ahead for hedge fund survivors

Financial Times – It is becoming clear that the hedge fund universe is set to shrink. The most obvious casualties will be highly levered funds, in particular the strategies that cannot justify their fees without that level of leverage, such […]

Lee Sustains Losses, May Shut Down Two Hedge Funds

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Hedge fund investor Thomas H. Lee may downsize or shut the door to two of his funds after posting losses of about 40 percent this year, according to the Wall Street Journal. The funds, which together […]

Banks more leveraged than hedge funds: Man Group CEO

Reuters – British hedge fund manager Man Group Plc said on Tuesday banks were more highly geared than hedge funds and bank deleveraging had been the main driver of asset-price declines. "Hedge fund deleveraging has put pressure on asset prices as […]

Hedge Funds Have Another $200 Billion to go to Complete Their ‘De-leveraging’

Money Morning – Hedge funds looking to slash their use of borrowed money may have to unload another $200 billion in assets to reach their objectives, a new study found, though a Money Morning expert believes the exit door could […]

Misunderstood hedge funds suffered in mid-match rule change

Times Online – Hedge fund managers are spivs and speculators, directly responsible for creating carnage in the world’s financial markets and threatening the future of high street banks. At least, that’s what some argue. But it is, emphatically, not true, […]

Better Breed Of Hedge Funds To Emerge

As hedge fund titans face an intense grilling by congressional committees and thousands of hedge funds around the world close their doors, perhaps it is time to consider a new approach. A hedge fund structure offers investors many advantages such […]

Quant traders limit risk as losses mount

Reuters UK – Robust returns for a group of powerful hedge funds that thrived for years using sophisticated trading programs may be a thing of the past after a "Black Swan" event hit global markets this year. The carnage in […]

House panel discusses hedge funds

The Money Times – A U.S. House committee Thursday reviewed hedge funds, which the panel’s chair called "virtually unregulated." Because they aren’t required to report on their holdings, leverage or strategies, "hedge funds are virtually unregulated," said Rep. Henry Waxman, […]

Hedge fund managers to testify in Washington

International Herald Tribune – Hedge fund managers usually shun the spotlight. But five of them, billionaires all, are about to come under the glare on Capitol Hill. The money managers — Philip Falcone, Kenneth Griffin, John Paulson, James Simons and George […]

Hedge funds: will it be a renaissance Man?

Times Online – Hedge funds are supposed to like risk and to love leverage. However, in the current markets, it has all got too much for Man Group. The world’s biggest quoted hedge fund manager – and historically one of […]

India-focused hedge funds lost 46% in ’08

Times of India – Often-touted as manipulative, hedge funds have been time and again blamed for indiscriminate selling and thereby pulling down the domestic stock prices even in India. But India-focused hedge funds have also been affected by the meltdown. […]

Real Hedge Funds Don’t Need a Bull Market to Make Money

Seeking Alpha – Risk management Rule No.1: if it can happen then it will happen. Hope for the best but plan for the worst. Recent events have provided good returns for some hedge funds, hard times for other hedge funds […]

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