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Hedgeweek Comment: Follow the leader

Hedgeweek Comment: Follow the leader

'If hedge funds are interested, so are we.' This seems to be the new mantra for investors looking for a bit of respite from the volatility in the equity markets over the past few months. »


Hedgeweek Comment: Less talk, more action

Hedgeweek Comment: Less talk, more action

The collapse of a few hedge funds lately as a result of poor operational practices or even fraud has rekindled talk about best industry standards and self-policing among hedge funds and th »


Hedgeweek Comment: Hedge funds help Blackstone offset earnings decline

Hedgeweek Comment: Hedge funds help Blackstone offset earnings decline

Hedge funds seem to have been less affected by the credit crunch than most, and a quick analysis of Blackstone Group's latest results adds strength to that argument. »


Hedgeweek Comment: Global needs drive fund services consolidation trend

Hedgeweek Comment: Global needs drive fund services consolidation trend

Two Bermuda-based fund administrators, Fulcrum Group and Butterfield Fund Services, have announced plans to merge their businesses under the majority ownership of private equity group 3i.< »


Hedgeweek Comment: Could hedge funds stay on the road with Daimler?

Hedgeweek Comment: Could hedge funds stay on the road with Daimler?

Last weekend German news magazine Focus reported that Daimler, the maker of Mercedes Benz cars, could be the target of a hedge fund bid after banks had supposedly informed the company that »


Hedgeweek Comment: Bank assets lure hedge funds

Hedgeweek Comment: Bank assets lure hedge funds

Falling share prices and increasing desperation on the part of banks and other financial institutions to unload distressed assets are attracting hedge funds more than ever. »


Hedgeweek Commentary: Behind the hedge fund news...

Hedgeweek Commentary: Behind the hedge fund news...

The problems faced by many sectors of the alternative investment industry are being shared with the law firms that service them (Cadwalader, Wicker »


Hedgeweek Comment: UBS ruling will give breather to service providers

Hedgeweek Comment: UBS ruling will give breather to service providers

Providing some respite for the beleaguered Swiss banking giant, a New York Supreme Court judge has dismissed a lawsuit alleging that UBS was responsible for regulatory failings on the part »


Hedgeweek Comment: No challenge to Cayman in sight

Hedgeweek Comment: No challenge to Cayman in sight

Often missed or played down in many media reports and analyses, cutting costs through paying less tax is an important feature of financial sustenance for many companies. »


Hedgeweek Comment: The rumour mill

Hedgeweek Comment: The rumour mill

Dozens of hedge funds are reported to have received subpoenas from the Securities and Exchange Commission as it investigates rumours that have battered the share price of Lehman Brothers i »


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