Comment: Germany's relationship with private equity takes a turn for the worse

Comment: Germany's relationship with private equity takes a turn for the worse

Germany's relationship with the private equity industry has long been an uneasy one, even before Social Democrat minister Franz Müntefering famously described private equity firms as »


Comment: Winning the climate war by digging into one's pocket for victory

Comment: Winning the climate war by digging into one's pocket for victory

James Cameron, vice-chairman of Climate Change Capital, says that since going green will costs billions, the best way to raise the money is to issue modern war bonds and raise an army o »


Comment: Assessing Obama's tax haven crackdown

Comment: Assessing Obama's tax haven crackdown

Hedge fund managers will inevitably be keeping a close eye on developments as Barack Obama's administration pledges support for legislation introduced on Monday in the US Congress to crack »


Comment: Mr Nice Guy

Comment: Mr Nice Guy

At a time when cash is tight and good business opportunities are hard to come by, who would expect financial big guns to start fretting about whether their past gains were really deserved? »


Comment: A billion-pound show of confidence

Comment: A billion-pound show of confidence

Amid the constant flow of bad news for the hedge fund industry comes a shot in the arm for the sector, with the news that the UK's second-largest pension fund, the Universities Superannuat »


Comment: BBVA takes big step by exiting hedge fund business

Comment: BBVA takes big step by exiting hedge fund business

Spanish banking giant BBVA announced last week that it had decided to pull out of the hedge fund market, shutting domestic hedge fund manager Proxima Alfa Investments and also winding down »


Comment: Newer hedge funds continued to outperform longer-established brethren in 2008

Comment: Newer hedge funds continued to outperform longer-established brethren in 2008

Peter Urbani, chief investment officer of fund of funds manager Infiniti Solutions, argues that even amid the market turmoil of 2008, newer and smaller hedge fund managers significantly ou »


Comment: Danger is their middle name

Comment: Danger is their middle name

Many financial institutions and investment managers are moving away from risky strategies, but one group of people seems intent on venturing into hazardous territory. »


Comment: Fink splurges on spectacular penthouse

Comment: Fink splurges on spectacular penthouse

The former chief executive of Man Group, Stanley Fink, is reported to have bought an apartment with what is said to be the best view in London for GBP10m, a four-floor penthouse at the top »


Comment: Hedge fund industry faces Darwinian future

Comment: Hedge fund industry faces Darwinian future

Hedge fund managers have more problems on their plate than just the fragile state of the markets, predictions that investor redemptions will continue well into this year and facing up to t »


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