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Banks, commods drag European stocks lower

Reuters – European shares closed lower on Tuesday in response to disappointing U.S. economic data, with banking and commodity stocks weighing the most on the main index. ”We have had a couple of macro figures which did not please the […]

Montier quits SocGen for hedge fund

Reuters – One of London’s top analysts, James Montier, has resigned from French bank Societe Generale to join a hedge fund, a source with knowledge of the situation said on Thursday. The source did not say which hedge fund has […]

Mellon Capital readying multi-strat hedge fund

Reuters – Mellon Capital Management, which invests money for pension funds and others, plans to launch a new hedge fund in August, a top executive said on Tuesday. The new portfolio, which is slated to become the group’s flagship hedge […]

Six exit hedge fund firm NewSmith in cost cuts

Reuters UK  – NewSmith Capital Partners, one of the hedge fund firms to appear before a parliamentary committee investigating the UK banking crisis in January, has lost six staff as it cuts costs in a tough period for the industry. […]

Hedge Funds Buy Stocks for First Time Since October

Bloomberg – U.S. hedge funds are buying more of the nation’s stocks than they’re selling for the first time since October, while mutual funds and most other investors remain net sellers, according to UBS AG. In the four weeks ended […]

Yen Swap Spreads Near Record as Hedge Funds Stay Away, RBS Says

Bloomberg – Japan’s attempts to end financial turmoil failed to lure hedge funds back to its swap markets, leaving premiums paid by domestic borrowers near a record, RBS Securities Japan Ltd. said. Hedge funds, which lost more than $400 billion […]

Small Caps Stand to Gain When Hedge Funds Jump Back In

Seekingalpha.com – To understand which segments of the U.S. equity market were most affected by hedge fund selling pressures late in 2008, a good place to look is 13F filings with the SEC. These are required from institutional investment managers […]

HK’s Bank of East Asia posts first loss in four decades

Forbes – Bank of East Asia, Hong Kong’s fifth-largest lender, posted a bigger-than-expected second-half loss and slashed its dividend, after selling a debt portfolio at a steep loss. The bank (BEA), which reported its first half-year loss since the 1960s, […]

Hedge funds return to roots as alpha claim refuted

Reuters – Hedge funds are set to return to their roots as niche products for the happy few as they have been unable to deliver the gleaming returns they were promising ever since the start of the credit crisis. Hedge […]

U.S. hedge funds bleeding, one gone

SF Gate – There probably won’t be many tears for Larkspur’s Copper River Management LLC. The $1 billion hedge fund’s partiality to short selling earned it obloquy, lawsuits and, ultimately, death. No trace of company personnel could be found for […]

Research Edge, LaBranche In Research/Trading Partnership

CNNMoney.com – When Keith McCullough left his hedge fund job last October to start an independent research company, it may have seemed like a curious move. Fourteen months, a highly prescient call on the market crash, and several key hires […]

Lehman may force collapse of hedge funds

The Daily Deal – Lehman Brothers Holdings may have gone bankrupt eight weeks ago, but the filing continues to reverberate throughout the financial world and even in some unexpected places like the National Football League’s New York Giants. The latest to […]

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