Tag Archives: subprime-mortgage-market


Ex-AIG exec under probe by U.S. prosecutors: report

Reuters – Former American International Group Inc executive Joseph Cassano is under investigation by U.S. prosecutors for possibly misleading auditors and investors about subprime mortgage-related losses, according to a Bloomberg report citing people familiar with the probe. The report said […]

Bear Stearns Hedge Fund Probe Expands

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – The infamous collapse of the two $1.8 billion Bear Stearns hedge funds that many believe helped spark the credit crisis is still being investigated, and now other banks and individuals are being probed in the process. […]

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 […]

$700 Billion Rescue? Not All Republicans Are on Board with Bush

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – The $700 billion rescue plan proposed by the Treasury and backed by President Bush seems to be greeted with disdain by republicans and democrats alike.  After excruciatingly long hearings and even an emergency meeting with the […]

Lehman Declares Largest Bankruptcy Filing in History

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Despite valiant efforts to find investors and stay afloat the credit crisis, Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. is now at the center of the biggest bankruptcy filing in history. The fourth-largest investment bank filed for Chapter 11 […]

Lend America Launches Exit Strategy

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) – Lend America announced the  launch of an exit strategy to help leading Wall Street firms and hedge funds quickly monetize their residential mortgage portfolios.  As the 12th largest direct-to-consumer FHA lender in the US, Lend […]

Candidates Must Decide on Government Role in Financial Markets

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – The recent controversial moves of Henry Paulson and the U.S. Treasury have Washington divided not only on the future of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, but on government’s new role in the U.S. mortgage market.    […]

Merrill Pushing Bad Debt for Petty Prices

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Merrill Lynch is still hoping to strike a deal in which Korea Asset Management Corp. would purchase a significant amount of their bad debt.  Talks have been stagnant because of recent disputes over prices, but some […]

UBS Writes Down Another Subprime-Related $6 Billion

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Writedowns from major banks have reached the $500 billion mark, only one year after the subprime fallout forced mortgage-backed securities to plummet in value.  And it’s not over.  Some economists estimate that number will ascend upwards […]

Paulson & Co. To Launch New Hedge Fund

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – John Paulson, the infamous hedge fund manager turned billionaire who bet brilliantly against the housing market, will start a new fund later this year according to a report published on Bloomberg.com. The new hedge fund will […]

Bear Hedge Fund Managers Will Face Criminal Charges

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – The two managers behind Bear Stearns’ infamous failed hedge funds have surrendered to face charges, in what will be the first criminal lawsuit stemming from the subprime mortgage fallout. Ralph Cioffi, 52, and Matthew Tannin, 46, […]

Future grim for two Bear Stearns hedge fund managers

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Troubles keep arising for Bear Stearns, even after its demise and the resulting takeover by JPMorgan Chase.  It seems investors are still targeting Bear after the implosion of their two failed hedge funds last year that […]

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