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Watchdogs tell hedge funds: we are on to your game

The Independant – Insiders at the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Wall Street watchdog, and at the Justice Department say that there are more civil charges and more criminal prosecutions in the offing. Hedge fund managers need to learn to […]

Citadel earned about $1 bln from high frequency trades

WSJ – Citadel Investment Group LLC earned about $1 billion last year from a unit involved in high frequency trading, the Wall Street Journal said, citing the testimony of a former employee of the hedge fund firm. According to the […]

Eliot Spitzer’s first day teaching at CCNY

Hooker-loving ex-Gov. Eliot Spitzer knocked the socks off the students at his lecture Tuesday at City College. Students attending his law and public policy course laughed and even applauded as Spitzer delivered a lively talk that cited big thinkers ranging […]

Wall Street Stealth Lobby Defends $35 Billion Derivatives Haul

Bloomberg – Wall Street is suiting up for a battle to protect one of its richest fiefdoms, the $592 trillion over-the-counter derivatives market that is facing the biggest overhaul since its creation 30 years ago. Five U.S. commercial banks, including […]

Hedge Fund Subscriptions Back To Pre-Crisis Levels

Wall Street Journal – Hedge fund subscriptions have returned to pre-financial crisis levels and redemptions slowed markedly in August, GlobeOp Financial Services SA, a hedge fund administrator, said Thursday. The company, which runs middle- and back-office functions for 180 hedge […]

Funds Snapped Up Financial Stocks in 2nd Quarter

New York Times Blogs – A closely watched report by Goldman Sachs found that hedge funds made an outsize bet on financial stocks in the second quarter, The Wall Street Journal reported. The Goldman “Hedge Fund Trend Monitor” said hedge […]

Harvard seeks to manage more money internally: report

Reuters – Harvard University’s multibillion dollar endowment is adopting a strategy of selling off some holdings in hedge funds, private-equity firms and other money managers to bring more money under the control of internal investing staff over the next few […]

Harvard seeks to manage more money internally: report

Reuters – Harvard University’s multibillion dollar endowment is adopting a strategy of selling off some holdings in hedge funds, private-equity firms and other money managers to bring more money under the control of internal investing staff over the next few […]

Wall Street repackages debt for sale

ReportonBusiness.com – Financial gurus call it a “rerecuritization of real estate mortgage investment conduits.” On Wall Street, it goes by the acronym Re-Remic (it rhymes with epidemic). “It actually makes a lot of fundamental sense,” said Brian Bowes, the head […]

Investors Begin Opening Their Wallets to Hedge Funds Again

Wall Street Journal Blogs – Are hedge-fund managers making a comeback with investors?  The great recession hammered the hedge-fund industry in 2008. Returns tumbled, redemptions soared and investors began questioning the very underpinnings of the industry. Active managers promise to […]

Volkswagen Again a Focus for Hedge-Fund Short Sellers, WSJ Says

Bloomberg – Volkswagen AG has seen a doubling of short interest in its stock by hedge funds since the middle of last month, with 2 percent of the company’s shares, and almost a third of the common stock available for […]

The Second Wave of The Depression: Hyperinflation is Likely

Center for Research on Globalization – The second wave of the world economic depression is coming soon. Larry Summers, the economics czar of the Wall Street puppet regime currently in power in Washington, recently confessed to the Financial Times in […]

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