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Billionaire feels ‘lucky’ he didn’t buy Steelers

Pittsburgh Tribune Review – On Oct. 5, philanthropist and hedge fund billionaire Stanley Druckenmiller sat in his New York den, watching the Steelers play in Jacksonville. Two weeks before, he yanked an offer worth more than $800 million to buy […]

Witnesses Call for Tighter Hedge Fund Restrictions

New York Times – Several leading hedge fund managers told Congress on Thursday they support some new regulation of hedge funds and the complex derivative securities that are partly blamed for the global financial crisis. But they advocated only the […]

New European Hedge Fund Association Launch Underway

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) – Preparations are underway for the creation of a new European hedge fund association, hedgemeetings.com, which has the objective to communicate the public utility of this industry for wealth creation and risk management. A first meeting […]

With the end of the US election, managers begin to plan for new administration’s effects on economy and regulation

Opalesque – For the US financial markets, as the credit crisis unfolded there was, along with the desire for immediate action, a sense that the government was taking temporary steps until the election would decide which administration would be the […]

Five Myths About the Election and the Stock Market

BusinessWeek – For the first time in 76 years, a financial crisis is occurring at the same time as a Presidential election. Based on recent polls, the coincidence seems to have boosted the chances that Illinois Senator Byearack Obama, the […]

Morgan Stanley prime broker woes seen lasting

guardian.co.uk – Morgan Stanley survived the recent panic in financial markets, but its prime brokerage business may never fully recover. More than a third of Morgan’s prime brokerage assets went out the door during the past month — some rivals […]

Cayman Islands in the Foreign Press

Caymen Net News – Insolvency lawyers in Scotland should take an interest in a bankruptcy case in the Cayman Islands involving two Bear Stearns hedge funds and an American judge with the wonderful name of Burton Lifland. The issue is […]

Short selling ban upsets hedge funds

ninemsn – The corporations watchdog has extended a ban on covered short selling in the local equities market by at least another month because market conditions continue to be difficult. But a group representing hedge funds, which are high volume […]

Global financial crisis: An interview with George Soros

The Independent – Judy Woodruff: You write in your new book, The New Paradigm for Financial Markets, that “we are in the midst of a financial crisis the likes of which we haven’t seen since the Great Depression.” Was this […]

SEC to Make Hedge Funds Report Short Sales Until 2009

Bloomberg – The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission extended a rule forcing hedge funds to tell the agency about short-sale positions amid concerns investors bet against companies after spreading false rumors they will fail. Investment managers who oversee more than […]

Number of hedge funds could halve in ’09

Reuters – Turmoil in financial markets could halve the number of hedge funds by next year, and the survivors will likely charge less for their service, an industry executive said on Monday. Ultra-wealthy investors, who fueled a doubling in hedge-fund […]

Stocks rally as Bush pushes revived bailout

KTAK – U.S. lawmakers and President George W. Bush eased pressure on financial markets on Tuesday by starting work to revive a $700 billion bailout plan to stem a credit crisis that has spread beyond Wall Street to claim more […]