Tag Archives: dealer-operations


8th Circuit Rejects Hedge Fund’s Debt Collection Practice

Law.com – The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has become the first circuit in the country to rebuff efforts by a hedge fund to call in a debt based on an alleged technical violation of bond terms in a […]

Hedge Funds: Back to Basics

Seeking Alpha – With the news getting worse and worse for the hedgies (e.g. Fortress, Thomas Lee, D. E. Shaw), it’s time for a rethink on hedge funds. For hedge fund investors: You probably went into them believing that they […]

Hedge funds should beware pressure on fees

Reuters – Hedge funds should be wary of being pressured into cutting fees because of poor performance numbers during the financial crisis, a director at fund research company Lipper FMI said on Thursday. Speaking at a briefing on trends for […]

Hedge funds in EU will be regulated

Reuters – Hedge funds in the European Union will be regulated following a public consultation that is currently underway, a senior EU official said on Wednesday. "On hedge funds, we have used as our basis that they must be regulated," […]

EU moves toward new hedge fund rules

Washington Post – The European Union will this week take the first step toward new rules governing high-risk hedge funds, the EU’s financial services chief said Monday. EU Commissioner Charlie McCreevy, long opposed to regulating the funds, is bowing to […]

Why This Famous Raider Is Scooping Up Debt

Barron – In the 1980s, Carl Icahn loomed large as a corporate raider, in the mold of the Gordon Gekko character in the movie Wall Street. Icahn made a lot of money but was vilified for what some considered a […]

Summers has ties to prominent hedge fund

Politico – On the same day Lawrence Summers was announced as President-elect Barack Obama’s top White House economics adviser, the veteran economist said he would resign as the part-time managing director of one of the nation’s largest and most successful […]

Hedge Funds Reduce Stock Holdings

Washington Post – Hedge funds cut stock holdings by almost two-thirds from a year ago, signaling that they are less willing to take risks amid tighter credit and almost $1 trillion in write-downs and losses, Goldman Sachs Group said. Net […]

Settlement reached in natural gas trading case

Globe and Mail – Amaranth Advisors LLC and two of its former traders have reached a settlement with U.S. regulatory staff over the alleged manipulation of natural gas futures prices. The deal, which was submitted to the U.S. Federal Energy […]

Global Task Forces To Target Short Sales, Hedge Funds

EasyBourse.com – Global securities regulators have formed three task forces targeting short selling, hedge funds and unregulated financial trading, in an effort to take "urgent action" to coordinate responses to current market turmoil, Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Christopher Cox […]

Bush pardons 14 and commutes 2 prison sentences

AP – President George W. Bush has granted pardons to 14 individuals and commuted the prison sentences of two others convicted of misdeeds ranging from drug offenses to tax evasion, from wildlife violations to bank embezzlement, The Associated Press learned […]

Interview With George Soros: ‘The Economy Fell Off The Cliff’

Free Internet Press – George Soros, 78, has made billions as a hedge-fund manager and investor. Germany’s Spiegel magazine spoke with him about the current financial crisis, how he expect President-elect Barack Obama to respond to the economic disaster and […]