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Steven Soderbergh on hookers and hedge funds

St. Louis Post-Dispatch – For his 20th feature film, “The Girlfriend Experience,” director Steven Soderbergh has returned to a theme he explored in his breakthrough “sex, lies and videotape”: infidelity. Yet the Oscar-winning director of “Traffic” and blockbusters such as […]

Hedge losses spurred Caisse selloff

Globe and Mail – The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, hammered by losses on international holdings, has been forced in recent weeks to sell billions of dollars of stocks into a falling market. A fund that began the […]

World markets rocket upward

Hamilton Spectator – North American stock markets chalked up huge rallies late in the afternoon yesterday, resulting in one of the biggest one-day gains ever for the Dow Jones industrial average and a big bounce in Toronto. Toronto’s S&P/TSX composite […]

Desjardins pulls funds amid market plunge

Globe and Mail – Desjardins Group is winding down hedge fund-linked products, as Canada’s largest financial co-operative joins life insurers in dealing with problems in guaranteed investments that have been pounded by the downturn. Montreal-based Desjardins is shutting down lines […]

Fortress fighting to keep two of its companies afloat

FT – Reuters – Fortress Investment Group LLC, one of the few publicly traded managers of private equity and hedge funds, is taking action to keep two of its companies afloat, the Financial Times said, quoting people familiar with the […]

Hedge fund managers optimistic despite gloomy summer

Financial Post – The Canadian hedge fund industry has ballooned in the past few years, with some estimating annual growth at 30%. But there is still plenty of room for more, given that plenty of the strategies, such as risk […]

Putnam shuts $15 billion money market fund

Reuters – U.S. asset manager Putnam Investments said on Thursday that it had closed its $15 billion (8 billion pound) Prime Money Market Fund due to redemption pressures. Putnam, a unit of Canada’s Great-West Lifeco, said in a statement that […]

CDS counterparty risks serious threat to global financial markets

Hedge Funds Review Magazine – Greenwich Associates conducted a study of 146 institutions in North America and Europe to determine how fears of counterparty risk were affecting institutional investment and trading strategies. The study revealed that 37% of participating institutions […]

New rules to make risky funds more transparent

Toronto Star- In one of Canada’s biggest investment scandals, regulators pulled the plug on Portus Alternative Asset Management Inc. in early 2005. The now-bankrupt Toronto company was selling risky hedge funds to ordinary investors, using a complex structure that avoided […]