Tag Archives: squeeze


Bankers take a billhook to the hedge funds

Times Online – Hedge fund managers are paranoid. And they are right to be. The other day I had lunch with a senior financial official whose view of hedge funds was simple. “They were a con. The returns were all […]

Citadel Hedge Fund Down for the Year

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – The largest hedge fund run by Citadel Investment Group has fallen 30 percent this year stemming from losses tied to convertible bonds. The $10 billion Kensington Global Strategies Fund has been hit hard by the credit […]

Basel Also Keeping an Eye On Hedge Fund Leverage

AllAboutAlpha.com – The Bank for International Settlements in Basel, Switzerland was probably abuzz last week watching history unfold before its eyes.  After all, one of the lynchpins of the organization’s Basel II Accord was the requirement for banks to mark-to-market […]

A bailout to some, a hedge fund to others

Globe and Mail – Daniel Gross, writing on Slate, makes an interesting point about the latest version of the U.S. government’s bailout plan: The plan, officially known as the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008, looks a lot like the […]

Goodwood adds to hedge fund red ink

Globe and Mail – Goodwood Inc., a value-oriented manager, briefed investors Thursday on a dismal September. There’s a lot of these letters going out from hedge fund managers. Goodwood’s funds were down 16 per cent last month, bringing the year-to-date […]

Opening The Fed Lending Window To Hedge Funds

24/7 Wall St. – The idea of bailing out hedge funds or helping them in any way runs counter to the best instincts of most citizens, regulators, and law makers. The wealthy do not need a Good Samaritan. Allowing hedge […]

Hedge fund managers optimistic despite gloomy summer

Financial Post – The Canadian hedge fund industry has ballooned in the past few years, with some estimating annual growth at 30%. But there is still plenty of room for more, given that plenty of the strategies, such as risk […]

Crisis to spur big Asia hedge fund shake-out

Reuters – Asia’s hedge fund industry, one of the world’s worst performers even before the latest surge in volatility, will see a major shake-out as the global financial turmoil shuts down a huge swath of managers. Few in the industry […]

Hedge funds suffer mass redemptions

Independent – Hedge funds could have an unprecedented level of cash pulled out by investors this quarter, according to insiders, just as they faced millions of pounds of losses from last week’s shock regulation of short selling. It has been […]

Doubts Increase on Korea Hedge Fund Deregulation

BusinessWeek – Some participants in South Korea’s nascent alternative-investment market have grown pessimistic over the ability of incoming legislation to support the development of an onshore hedge funds industry. The Capital Markets Consolidation Act will become effective in February. It […]

FUND VIEW-Evolvence wary on Gulf utilities, likes banks

Reuters HK – Gulf utility stocks should be approached with caution given their need for high capital investment in the next few years and limited pricing power, the manager of the Evolvence MENA Hedge Fund said on Wednesday. But shares […]

Hedge Fund Platform Launch By Luxemborg Fund

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) – AA platform for asset managers and advisers to create SICAV SIF funds in Luxembourg has been launched by KMG SICAV SIF. The platform caters to all asset classes, including hedge funds. There are no restrictions […]

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