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Fixed income unit boosts BNP Paribas CIB revenues

Boston Globe – French bank BNP Paribas’s revenues from corporate and investment banking nearly doubled in the second quarter as robust investor demand boosted revenues from the bank’s fixed income business unit. BNP Paribas’s CIB revenues totaled 3.351 billion euros […]

White House ponders: Are some hedge funds too big to fail?

<!– @page { margin: 2cm } P { margin-bottom: 0.21cm } –> Marketwatch – When the $9.2 billion Connecticut hedge fund Amaranth Advisors collapsed in 2006, securities attorneys jumped all over each other to express gleefully how the markets absorbed […]

Investors reject Centaurus restructure

FT Alphaville – Centaurus Capital is running down its flagship hedge fund after investors with the London activist failed to back an emergency restructuring. Centaurus, founded by former BNP Paribas traders Bernard Oppetit and Randy Freeman, will now repay the bulk of […]

Europe’s MPs push for hedge fund transparency

Times Online – The European Parliament will support calls tomorrow for Europe-wide legislation aimed at making the inner workings of hedge funds and private equity more transparent. The proposals – championed by Poul Nyrup Rasmussen, the Socialist MEP and a […]

SEC Deploys Restrictions On Short Sellers

New York Post – The Securities and Exchange Commission met last night in emergency session to consider requiring hedge funds to disclose their short positions and institutional traders to secure their records in anticipation of subpoenas. Under the proposals, managers […]

Hedge fund gets all of its ducks in a row

New Zealand Herald – Eyebrows were raised this week when New York hedge- fund Elliott International nominated two Kiwi businessman – including recently appointed Infratil director Mark Tume – to join the Telecom board. Telecom is on the fringes of […]

Retail access to hedge funds: Yes or no?

FierceFinance- Hedge fund regulation is a hot topic right now. But we’ve heard only a little about that perennial issue: whether retail investors should be allowed more–or less–access to funds. Current proposals, driven by the credit crunch, would make it harder […]

J-Power Wins Shareholder Vote on Payout, Defeats TCI

Bloomberg- J-Power shareholders defeated a proposal by U.K. hedge fund TCI for the company to double its dividend, ending a monthlong proxy battle and sending the stock to its biggest decline since February. Shareholders of Electric Power Development Co., the […]

Activist hedge funds win first victory in France

Reuters- Activist hedge funds have struck their first victory in France, building on successes in Britain and the Netherlands, where their aggressive tactics have forced several companies to bend to their will. Centaurus Capital and Pardus Capital Management got their […]