Tag Archives: government-debt

Liberia buys back $1.2bn in debt

Moneybiz – Liberia has bought back $1.2-billion in government debt at a steep discount, the World Bank, which helped finance the buyback, said on Thursday. The impoverished African country has "significantly reduced its foreign debt" at a discount of nearly […]

Cost of protecting Japan govt debt hits record high

Forbes – The cost of protecting Japanese government debt against default has risen sharply as political uncertainty and worries about the nation’s fiscal position grew after data this week highlighted the depth of recession in the world’s second-biggest economy. But […]

SSgA Launches Intermediate-Term Bond ETF

Seekingalpha.com – As more investment pros warn of a bubble in Treasuries, State Street Global Advisors is launching an intermediate-term bond exchange-traded fund focused on investment-grade corporates and government debt. The SPDR Barclays Capital Intermediate Term Credit Bond ETF started […]

Global Macro Hedge Funds Are Weathering the Storm

Seeking Alpha – If someone was asked to name a fund in the global macro game, undoubtedly Tudor Investment Corp or Moore Capital Management would be among the most frequent responses. The global macro strategy has fared well in the […]

Turtle hedge fund to restructure after losses

Reuters – The Turtle Fund, an $80 million Swiss-based hedge fund trading volatility, has stopped trading and will let investors exit after sharp losses, following a disagreement between the fund’s managers. In a note to investors, seen by Reuters, the […]

Investments in Asia hedge funds halved in Q2

Reuters – Investors almost halved the money they put into Asia-focused hedge funds in the second quarter compared to the first three months of the year as a selloff in stocks hurt appetite for risky assets, data showed. Asia-focused hedge […]

GGHFI Reports Strong Hedge Fund Performance in May

West Palm Beach (Hedgeco.net)- The Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index(GGHFI)reported May returns of +2.01% while the Greenwich Composite Investable Index returned +1.66%. The May Index currently includes 1345 constituent funds. By comparison, the S&P 500 showed gains of +1.29%, while […]