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Hedgeweek Commentary: Behind the hedge fund news

Hedgeweek Commentary: Behind the hedge fund news

As equity markets sag under the weight of bad economic news and the continuing problems of the global financial industry, short sellers are having »


Hedgeweek Comment: Trust the hedge fund manager?

Hedgeweek Comment: Trust the hedge fund manager?

Activist hedge fund manager William Ackman has suggested a rescue plan to restructure Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac which, he claims, will reduce leverage at the two government-sponsored but »


Hedgeweek Comment: Hedgies are doing it for themselves

Hedgeweek Comment: Hedgies are doing it for themselves

Yesterday, a former Bear Stearns hedge fund manager opened her own firm with nearly USD1bn in assets. »


Hedgeweek Comment: Steer clear of rumours

Hedgeweek Comment: Steer clear of rumours

Troubled times bring waves of rumours and speculation. But sometimes this goes too far, especially if it leads to something more serious, even illegal. »


Hedgeweek Comment: Here come the short sellers

Hedgeweek Comment: Here come the short sellers

As the shares of US mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac went into freefall on Friday, plummeting to their lowest levels in more than 17 years, short sellers were counting their winn »


Hedgeweek Commentary: Behind the hedge fund news

Hedgeweek Commentary: Behind the hedge fund news

With the industry recording its poorest performance in the first half of a year since records were kept, according to Hedge Fund Research, hedge fu »


Hedgeweek Comment: Hedge funds still outperform broader markets

Hedgeweek Comment: Hedge funds still outperform broader markets

The ongoing market turmoil has left few survivors in its path of financial devastation with financial institutions, corporates and regulators all hard hit. »


Hedgeweek Comment: Microsoft's renewed interest in Yahoo! will alert hedge funds

Hedgeweek Comment: Microsoft's renewed interest in Yahoo! will alert hedge funds

Hedge funds will be drooling at the latest news on Yahoo! and Microsoft. Microsoft has declared that it is interested in reopening talks to buy all or part of Yahoo! »


Hedgeweek Comment: Lesson still not learned

Hedgeweek Comment: Lesson still not learned

If ever there was a lesson to be learned from the spate of catastrophes precipitated by the credit crunch, it should be that mistakes made in the past should be remedied to prevent future »


Hedgeweek Comment: Shorting hits India

Hedgeweek Comment: Shorting hits India

Indian stock markets have been witnessing a bloodbath of late, and India-focused hedge funds, which earlier were pushing up the market to unprecedented heights, are now looking to benefit »


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