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Comment: Where on earth is private equity?

Comment: Where on earth is private equity?

Thu, 22/01/2009 - 06:01

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

Wed, 21/01/2009 - 05:58

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

Tue, 20/01/2009 - 06:01

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

Mon, 19/01/2009 - 05:58

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

Thu, 15/01/2009 - 06:01

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

Wed, 14/01/2009 - 06:00

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 »

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 »

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