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U.S. funds urge freeing of Lehman assets

Reuters – A U.S.-based trade group for hedge funds has urged the Bank of England to step in and speed up the freeing up of assets frozen in the collapse of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc, saying it has become "an […]

Hedge funds plead with US SEC to let short ban expire

Forbes – Lobbyists for the $2 trillion hedge fund industry made a last ditch effort Wednesday to convince U.S. securities regulators to let an emergency order prohibiting short selling in more than 950 financial firms expire Thursday. "The orders have […]

Hedge funds shy from Bush’s Wall St. bailout

Reuters – Hedge funds are unlikely to be among financial institutions clamoring to unload their bad debts under a proposed $700 billion Wall Street bailout plan, the chief of the funds’ lobbying group said on Tuesday. "I think it’s unlikely […]