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Comment: Alternative investment firms to the rescue

Comment: Alternative investment firms to the rescue

As governments around the world are recapitalising their countries' financial institutions, hedge fund managers and private equity firms are planni »


Comment: Oz funds fight back

Comment: Oz funds fight back

The latest hedge fund performance update notes that Australian hedge funds climbed for a second consecutive month in January, according to the Aust »


Comment: Should global recession precipitate stricter hedge fund regulation?

Comment: Should global recession precipitate stricter hedge fund regulation?

While there have been many claims and proposals for stricter hedge fund regulation, which many experts now say is inevitable, it is yet to be deplo »


Comment: Ken Clarke fired as Centaurus gets reality check

Comment: Ken Clarke fired as Centaurus gets reality check

Activist hedge fund manager Centaurus Capital has dismissed its advisory board, which included the shadow UK business secretary, Kenneth Clarke, and José María Aznar, the for »


Comment: SEC looks to electronic oversight of alternative funds

Comment: SEC looks to electronic oversight of alternative funds

Following the beating taken by the reputation of the Securities and Exchange Commission over its failure to detect Bernard Madoff's USD50bn Ponzi scheme and or the faults in the risk model »


Comment: Hedge fund P.I.

Comment: Hedge fund P.I.

Just as in Magnum, P.I., the American television show featuring Tom Selleck as a private investigator, a group of executives are planning to start »


Comment: Time for comment on FSA's short-selling proposal

Comment: Time for comment on FSA's short-selling proposal

With the financial sector as a whole awaiting a regulatory clampdown following the mayhem of the past 18 months, the UK's Financial Services Authority has unveiled proposals to extend the »


Comment: Investors find favour with small buyouts as bank liquidity dries up

Comment: Investors find favour with small buyouts as bank liquidity dries up

Sergey Bolshakov, analyst, Argo Capital Management, outlines evidence of a growing trend towards smaller buyouts since the onset of the credit crisis. »


Comment: SEC's tarnished reputation is a test for Obama

Comment: SEC's tarnished reputation is a test for Obama

The new US president already has a headache in the tainted reputation of the Securities and Exchange Commission. »


Comment: From space flight to hedge fund investment

Comment: From space flight to hedge fund investment

South African entrepreneur Mark Shuttleworth, who gained worldwide fame in April 2002 when he paid an estimated USD20m to take part in a space flight, has demonstrated his faith in the fut »


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