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Comment: Time for an end to hedge fund scapegoating

Comment: Time for an end to hedge fund scapegoating

A hearing with UK members of parliament yesterday gave hedge fund managers and industry representatives the opportunity to reiterate the view that the problems of the world's financial mar »


Comment: McCreevy leads from the front

Comment: McCreevy leads from the front

In a resolute move, the European Commission has adopted a set of measures to strengthen the supervisory framework for EU financial markets in order to improve supervisory co-operation and »


Comment: Regulating hedge funds won't put the world to rights

Comment: Regulating hedge funds won't put the world to rights

The regulatory powers on both sides of the Atlantic are proposing sweeping changes to broaden oversight in the financial system. »


Comment: Finding the value in distressed mortgage portfolios

Comment: Finding the value in distressed mortgage portfolios

Brent Lippman, chief executive of specialist financial services optimisation firm Response Analytics, says that new technology offers the potential to refine and streamline the mortgage »


Comment: Where on earth is private equity?

Comment: Where on earth is private equity?

Not so long ago, private equity players dominated the headlines of the financial media with their multi-billion buy-outs of the world's biggest firms. »


Comment: Like Obama, hedge fund managers get down to work

Comment: Like Obama, hedge fund managers get down to work

As soon as the dust settles from the new US president's inauguration, hedge fund managers will have their eyes on the Gaim USA 2009 conference as they figure out money-making strategies fo »


Comment: Paulson sounds the charge for distressed investment

Comment: Paulson sounds the charge for distressed investment

The astute observer might have noticed a clue last week about the direction of hedge funds in the coming months, with the announcement that Hong Kong-based asset manager Sun Hung Kai Finan »


Comment: Indian hedge funds take on Bollywood moguls

Comment: Indian hedge funds take on Bollywood moguls

Two activist hedge funds have locked horns with the top management at Bollywood group The Indian Film Company over alleged low returns. »


Comment: Man's legal action over Madoff may well prove fruitless

Comment: Man's legal action over Madoff may well prove fruitless

Man Group, the world's largest listed hedge fund management firm, says it plans to take legal action over its exposure to the fraud perpetrated by Bernard Madoff. »


Comment: Alternative managers throw in the towel in Asia

Comment: Alternative managers throw in the towel in Asia

GSO Capital Partners, Blackstone Group's USD25bn billion credit hedge fund management business, has revealed that it is planning to close its Asia investment desk just a few months after e »


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