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Freddie Mac reports first profit in two years

Reuters – Freddie Mac, the second largest provider of U.S. home mortgage funding, on Friday posted its first quarterly profit in two years as gains from hedges and a one-time accounting change offset still-lofty credit losses. For the first quarter […]

SRM Global loses Northern Rock compensation appeal

Times Online – SRM Global, the hedge fund that became the largest shareholder in Northern Rock, said yesterday that it would continue its fight for government compensation after losing its second legal challenge. The fund, which owned 11.5% of Northern […]

EU laws seen driving hedge funds from UK

Reuters UK – Some hedge funds will leave the UK if draft new European law is not changed, said one manager present at a meeting this week with the Treasury, in which the industry expressed grave doubts about the rules. […]

Hedge funds worried Obama moves could backfire

Reuters UK – U.S. government efforts to revive a sluggish economy have cheered markets since March, but some of the most successful investors around worry these moves may only make the bad times linger. Several hedge fund managers at an […]

The Importance Of Paying Citigroup Bankers Bonuses

24/7 Wall St. – Citigroup has gone to the Treasury to beg for bonuses for some of its most important traders, people who make the banks extraordinary amounts of money. The Treasury’s reaction will probably be that it wants to […]

Financial watchdog out to clip the hedge funds

Times Online – Secretive hedge funds will eventually be subject to the same supervisory rules as banks, under a tightening of Britain’s system of regulation. The changes, which will require banks and other lenders to build up their reserves in […]

Government may inject billions into Northern Rock

Reuters – The government is considering injecting as much as 10 billion pounds into Northern Rock to use the nationalised bank to ramp up mortgage lending, the Daily Telegraph reported. The Treasury has yet to make a final decision on […]

Europe and others bolster banks to fight crisis

Reuters – Nations from Europe to Australia rushed out plans on Sunday to shore up their banks, trying to halt a markets crash with pledges to back lending, buy stakes in financial institutions and take other emergency steps.if(window.yzq_d==null)window.yzq_d=new Object(); window.yzq_d[‘Yl9NCdG_Rvc-‘]=’&U=13fiorehq%2fN%3dYl9NCdG_Rvc-%2fC%3d632663.12996380.13209191.6227634%2fD%3dLREC%2fB%3d4577807%2fV%3d1′;  […]

Petters resigns amid probe

Pioneer Press – Tom Petters, who spent two decades building the Petters Group Worldwide into a far-flung empire with $2 billion in sales and 3,200 employees, resigned Monday amid a federal investigation into allegations of fraud at one of his […]

RAB Capital plans to revamp flagship fund

Financial Times – RAB Capital is planning to restructure its flagship hedge fund, which plunged more than a third this year, and offering investors lower fees in return for agreeing not to withdraw their money for three years. It is […]

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