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Hermes wants more fund transparency

Reuters UK – Pension fund manager Hermes has called for a shake-up of the hedge fund industry, demanding greater transparency and fee structures closer aligned to performance. The asset manager, which runs BT’s giant pension fund, said it wanted to […]

UK’s biz tycoons to flee high-taxed Britain

Indopia – Britain’s leading entrepreneurs are considering to leave the country as a mark of protest against UK Chancellor Alistair Darling’s new 50 per cent tax rate, a media report says. " Hugh Osmond, the pubs to insurance entrepreneur, is […]

Global stocks and dollar swing ahead of Fed meeting

Reuters – Volatility spread across stock and foreign exchange markets on Tuesday as investors eyed a Federal Reserve meeting expected to cut interest rates and hint at future unorthodox monetary policies to lift the U.S. economy. European stocks reversed early […]

Coal & Nuclear Power are Keys to Obama’s Energy Plan

Money Morning – President-elect Barack Obama has made no bones about wanting to jump-start the renewable energy markets – pledging $150 billion for the development of biofuels, solar and wind power, other alternative energy sources during his first term. But […]

Hedge Funds Reduce Stock Holdings

Washington Post – Hedge funds cut stock holdings by almost two-thirds from a year ago, signaling that they are less willing to take risks amid tighter credit and almost $1 trillion in write-downs and losses, Goldman Sachs Group said. Net […]

Hedge Funds Reduce Stock Holdings

Washington Post – Hedge funds cut stock holdings by almost two-thirds from a year ago, signaling that they are less willing to take risks amid tighter credit and almost $1 trillion in write-downs and losses, Goldman Sachs Group said. Net […]

World business leaders back more regulation

MSN UK News – Business leaders around the world back greater regulation in response to the global financial crisis, a survey showed on Wednesday, with support strongest for curbs on credit rating firms, hedge funds and structured finance. Responses from […]

Wall Street turns to consumer to gauge economy

AZCentral.com – Wall Street heads into another turbulent week with investors set to pore over a government report on retail sales and earnings from Wal-Mart Stores Inc. to get a better reading on the consumer. There are growing signs that […]

Hedge funds set student loan firms in their sights

Guardian Unlimited – After being accused of precipitating the present financial crisis by short-selling banks, hedge funds are now turning their attention to student loans. Jim Chanos, founder and president of Kynikos, one of the best known short- selling hedge […]

BBVA unit says clients slash hedge fund exposure

Reuters – Clients of Spain’s BBVA Patrimonios have cut hedge fund exposure by more than two-thirds over the past year after disappointing returns, says its chief investment officer, who believes the industry is in meltdown. "Appetite for hedge funds has […]

Hedge Funds Increase New York Times Stake

Wall Street Journal – Harbinger Capital Partners and Firebrand Investments LLC, the hedge funds that put two representatives on the board of the New York Times Co. this past spring, are again adding to their stake in the media company. […]

BlackRock details amended agreements with Merrill

Reuters- U.S. asset manager BlackRock Inc gave details on Tuesday of the revised agreements it has struck with top shareholder Merrill Lynch & Co Inc that, among other things, try to protect BlackRock’s interests if Merrill’s structure changes substantially. Merrill […]

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