Tag Archives: systemic-risk


To Reduce Hedge Fund Risk, Let Everyone In

New York Times – It is time to get serious about hedge fund risk. This, however, is not the usual argument for more regulation of hedge funds. Here is a contrarian view: the best course for our capital markets may […]

MFA Comments On Obamas Private Fund Investment Advisers Registration Act of 2009

New York (HedgeCo.net) – Richard H. Baker, President and CEO of the Managed Funds Association (MFA) wrote a letter to MFA members this afternoon, highlighting today’s announcement by the Obama Administration requiring all advisers to hedge funds and other private […]

EU should regulate not demonise hedge funds-Sweden

guardian.co.uk – A minister for Sweden, which took over the EU presidency on Wednesday, said hedge funds and private equity firms needed regulation but should not be viewed as a primary cause of the global financial crisis. Speaking after a […]

SEC Outlines Securities Regulators Guidelines

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) – SEC Chairman Mary Schapiro, speaking at the IOSCO 2009 Conference, said today that in light of the current economic crisis and in an attempt to restore confidence to investors, the US is currently examining how […]

No hedge fund now poses systemic risk-LTCM partner

Guardian.co.uk – No single hedge fund today poses a systemic risk to the global financial system, said a former partner at Long Term Capital Management (LTCM), as lawmakers continue to hammer out rules to control the industry. Even though many […]

AIMA To Mobilise Hedge Fund Industry On EC Directive

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) – The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), announced plans to mobilise the world’s hedge fund industry on the European Commission’s draft directive for Alternative Investment Fund Managers. “There are provisions in this directive with potentially serious […]

MFA Supports the Registration of Hedge Fund Advisors

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) – In testimony before the House Financial Services Subcommittee; “Perspectives on Hedge Fund Registration”, the Managed Funds Association (MFA) announced its support for the new push for mandatory registration of managers with the SEC. "Though hedge […]

Geithner Wants Federal Supervision of Hedge Funds, Private Equity Firms

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – If Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner gets his way, hedge funds and private equity firms will be placed under the supervision of the federal government.   “Over the past 18 months, we have faced the most severe […]

European hedgies eye lending cap as regulation looms

Guardian Unlimited – European hedge funds believe capping the amount banks can lend them will be more effective in preventing systemic risks than direct regulation, but this is unlikely to satisfy politicians eager for tougher rules. The funds are often […]

EU Leaders Discuss Stance on Hedge Fund Regulation

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Hedge fund regulation was the hot topic at this past weekend’s meeting of European Union leaders, when German Chancellor Angela Merkel hosted a summit in Berlin discussing ways to curtail the financial crisis. Merkel joined leaders […]

Hedge Fund Group Proposes Rules to Avert Intervention

Bloomberg – A group of hedge funds offered to increase disclosure to head off demands from politicians on at least two continents for more transparency. “We know which way the wind is blowing,” said Andrew Baker, chief executive of London-based […]

RLPC-Leveraged loans sag as hedge funds sell-traders

Reuters – Leveraged loan prices fell on Wednesday as hedge funds facing redemptions and forced to cover short equity positions sold loans, traders told Reuters Loan Pricing Corp. Leveraged loans have declined over the past week amid a rout in […]

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