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Sweden mulls EU summit ahead of G20 meeting

The Swedish Wire – Sweden, which holds the rotating EU presidency, is consulting European capitals and “most of them are positive” about the idea, said Roberta Alenius, spokeswoman for Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt. “The prime minister wants a summit […]

SEC needs hedge fund authority-Schapiro

Guardian Unlimited – The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission needs authority to require hedge fund advisers to register with the agency plus the power to examine funds’ books, the agency’s chairman said on Tuesday. U.S. lawmakers are working to give […]

Putting Finance Capitalism “Back in Its Box”

OpEdNews – So writes Philip Augar in an April 13 Financial Times (FT) op-ed. He’s a former UK investment banker/broker and author of The Death of Gentlemanly Capitalism, The Greed Merchants, and most recently Chasing Alpha: How Reckless Growth and […]

IOSCO to outline new role of regulators at conference

Jerusalem Post – While the recent G-20 summit in London provided world financial leaders with the opportunity to begin charting a path of recovery for the ailing global economy, the work to build the markets up and to ensure that […]

G-20 Nations OK $1.1 Tril. in Emergency Loans

The Ledger – Anxiously assembled at the most perilous moment for the global economy since the Great Depression, the world’s financial powers pledged more than $1 trillion Thursday for emergency loans to combat spreading chaos. But they rebuffed President Barack […]

Hedge fund industry still feeling Madoff effect

Reuters - Bernard Madoff is behind bars, but the effects of his fraud are still reverberating in the hedge fund industry, with more redemptions expected and investor confidence decimated. Traumatized investors are now more likely to closely monitor where their money […]

Hedge funds that stay liquid, stay alive

Reuters – The heat is on hedge funds to outperform markets and prove their worth to skeptical investors, and to do so requires strategies based on riding out spikes in volatility, seeking liquidity and deft trading. Returns this year will, […]

Quotes from Private Equity, Hedge Funds

Reuters – Following are key quotes from the Reuters Hedge Funds and Private Equity Summit. Below are some quotes from the summit’s second day speakers. "Nothing much is actually happening. It will be tested over the course of the next […]

Big hedge funds’ golden era fading

Reuters – The golden age for super-sized hedge funds may be coming to an end as investors think about putting more money with smaller players, said an industry veteran who is setting up his own fund. "I think the established […]

UBS sees hedge fund assets shrinking

Reuters – Hedge fund assets will continue to shrink this year, falling as much as two-thirds from their 2007 peak, but investors will return and assets will rebound when the economy revives, Alex Ehrlich, global head of prime services at […]

Jobless bankers may lift Asian hedge fund numbers

Reuters – The number of Asian hedge funds could increase by 10 percent this year as more unemployed bankers and traders launch new funds and the cost of doing business slumps, an industry expert said on Monday. "It’s much better […]

Coller to launch new private equity fund

Reuters UK – London-based Coller Capital, which specialises in buying private equity from investors making early exits, said on Monday it expects to launch a new fund this year to tap growing interest in the "secondary" market for private equity. […]

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