Lehman may force collapse of hedge funds

The Daily Deal – Lehman Brothers Holdings may have gone bankrupt eight weeks ago, but the filing continues to reverberate throughout the financial world and even in some unexpected places like the National Football League’s New York Giants. The latest to join the ranks of the exposed are hedge funds. All those 140,000 failed or reconciled credit derivative swaps trades that PricewaterhouseCoopers is involved in identifying could hit the hedge funds and numerous other Lehman clients next month.


According to the Financial Times, four unnamed U.S. hedge funds are likely to close in mid-December because they cannot access holdings held at the London arm of Lehman Brothers. All of the shares and loans cannot be accessed so that PwC can unravel those CDS’s.

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