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Comment: Fink fundraising clout gives Britain's Tories election boost

Comment: Fink fundraising clout gives Britain's Tories election boost

Tue, 13/01/2009 - 05:57

Coming hot on the heels of a flurry of embarrassment about the bad-taste antics of some of its younger members, Britain's Conservative Party has received a timely boost with the news that »

Comment: Madoff scandal could boost business for fund administrators

Comment: Madoff scandal could boost business for fund administrators

Mon, 12/01/2009 - 06:01

Investors in hedge funds and funds of funds and the individuals and institutions that advise them are responding to the Bernard Madoff scandal by reviewing the mechanisms available to moni »

Comment: Will Germany fix its capital markets regulation now?

Comment: Will Germany fix its capital markets regulation now?

Wed, 07/01/2009 - 05:58

Yesterday evening it was revealed that German billionaire Adolf Merckle, 74, had committed suicide on Monday night, apparently throwing himself in front of a train on a line near his home »

Comment: FSA proposals offer cold comfort to short sellers

Comment: FSA proposals offer cold comfort to short sellers

Tue, 06/01/2009 - 06:01

One would have thought that the Financial Services Authority's proposal yesterday not to renew its ban on the short selling of UK financial sector stocks would be welcomed by hedge fund ma »

Comment: Happy new short-selling ban extension!

Comment: Happy new short-selling ban extension!

Mon, 05/01/2009 - 06:00

'Ring out the old, ring in the new' is a new year catchphrase that may well be apposite for most financial sector players in 2009, but hedge fund managers may well find themselves facing m »

Comment: Madoff offers an extremely expensive lesson in due diligence

Comment: Madoff offers an extremely expensive lesson in due diligence

Mon, 22/12/2008 - 06:00

Jérôme de Lavenère Lussan, managing partner of investment management consultancy Laven Partners, says that the fraud apparently perpetrated by Bernard Madoff lays bare »

Comment: A new broom at the SEC?

Comment: A new broom at the SEC?

Fri, 19/12/2008 - 05:59

As the Securities and Exchange Commission and its (outgoing) chairman Christopher Cox agonise publicly over what they might have done to uncover the fraudulent activities of Bernard Madoff »

Comment: Barbarians at the hedge fund gates

Comment: Barbarians at the hedge fund gates

Tue, 16/12/2008 - 12:00

With investor confidence in the doldrums, many hedge fund managers are under siege from investors clamouring to recover their capital. »

Comment: Equity long/short - a solution for the long run

Comment: Equity long/short - a solution for the long run

Mon, 15/12/2008 - 05:51

Mike Howard, head of long short equity at Ermitage Group, argues that unhedged long-only equity exposure has served investors poorly and that an equity long/short approach can offer a long »

Comment: Emerging markets offer unprecedented opportunities for 2008 vintages

Comment: Emerging markets offer unprecedented opportunities for 2008 vintages

Fri, 12/12/2008 - 05:55

Shamillia Sivathambu of Argo Capital Management argues that the difficult global economic environment, which is forcing even healthy companies into desperate measures to raise capital, off »

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