Tag Archives: two-thirds


FSA bans long-term guaranteed bonuses

Forbes – Britain’s financial regulator on Wednesday banned guaranteed banker bonuses of more than one year, as it leads a global crackdown on a culture of excessive risk-taking that has destabilised economies. The Financial Services Athourity (FSA), which has been […]

Blackstone war chest eyes bank sector

The Australian – Blackstone Group posted a wider second-quarter loss, but results beat analysts’ expectations as the private-equity giant reported positive returns and better fund-raising at its credit-oriented and funds-of-hedge-funds businesses. On a conference call with analysts and investors, chairman […]

The Dust Hasn’t Settled on Wall Street, but History’s Already Repeating Itself

The Washington Post – The Wall Street herd is at it again. Even as the cleanup crew is carting away the debris left by the last financial crisis, the investment banks, hedge funds and exchanges are busy working on the […]

Hedge Fund Inflows Reach $19.2 Billion In June

HedgeCo.net (West Palm Beach) – Hedge funds attracted $19 billion of fresh capital (gross) in June, marking their second consecutive month of net inflows of $6 billion. Nearly 75% of all reporting hedge funds are in the black for H12009, […]

Ark aims to rise above recession with charity extravaganza

Telegraph.co.uk – Mayor Boris Johnson will welcome guests, thought to include Tony Blair, Elton John and Jemima Khan, who have paid up to £100,000-a-table to be at the event at the former Eurostar terminal at Waterloo. Despite being dubbed Britain’s […]

Olympic village draining city’s cash reserves

Globe and Mail – The multimillion-dollar bills continue to creep up on the Olympic village project. The city has stashed $25-million into a contingency reserve for the project, while its property endowment fund has now disbursed $100-million for the city’s […]

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 […]

SW1 Capital eyes control of hedge fund platform

Reuters – Investment firm SW1 Capital said on Friday it has bought into hedge fund platform PCE Investors and plans to build a controlling stake, cutting private equity firm Ubequity Capital Partners’ own holding. PCE runs $1.6 billion (1.1 billion […]

Asia’s bull run ends in 2008 with record falls

Miami Herald – Nearly two-thirds said they had lost 70 percent of their investments or more, according to the survey by the Shanghai Securities News, a newspaper affiliated with the stock exchange. Many Asian hedge funds, meanwhile, took a drubbing […]

A hedge fund that actually hedges risk

Globe and Mail – This is how bad things are for hedge funds right now. On the CanadianHedgeWatch.com website, a hub for the hedge business, the lead article one recent day was headlined "The hedge fund collapse." The article, which […]

The Financial Page Greasing the Slide

New Yorker – “Death by a thousand cuts.” “Fire-sale liquidation.” “A vortex of selling.” No matter how people described the market collapse that hit a month ago, the message was the same: it felt like there was nowhere to go […]

Buyout, Hedge Funds Will Be Next Dominos to Drop: Matthew Lynn

Bloomberg – If Sherlock Holmes were analyzing the credit crunch, he would be drawing our attention to the dog that didn’t bark, just as he did in “The Hound of the Baskervilles.” The dog, of course, would be hedge and […]

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