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Comment: From space flight to hedge fund investment

Tue, 03/02/2009 - 06:01

South African entrepreneur Mark Shuttleworth, who gained worldwide fame in April 2002 when he paid an estimated USD20m to take part in a space flight, has demonstrated his faith in the fut »

Comment: New regime for offshore funds

Mon, 02/02/2009 - 07:01

The UK's offshore fund tax rules are changing. »

Comment: Hedge fund regulation moves a step closer in the US

Mon, 02/02/2009 - 05:58

Two senior US senators, Michigan Democrat Carl Levin and Iowa Republican Charles Grassley, have taken the first steps toward the inevitable introduction of regulation of US hedge funds and »

Comment Realignment of interest in hedge fund investing using a managed account platform

Fri, 30/01/2009 - 06:00

The financial crisis has highlighted some features of using managed accounts to invest in hedge funds hitherto largely ignored by institutional inv »

Comment: Can Davos save the world?

Thu, 29/01/2009 - 06:00

The World Economic Forum, which in past years featured glitzy receptions and boasted an attendee list including high-flying hedge fund managers, bankers and private equity moguls, has turn »

Comment: Time for an end to hedge fund scapegoating

Wed, 28/01/2009 - 06:01

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

Tue, 27/01/2009 - 06:01

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

Mon, 26/01/2009 - 05:58

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

Fri, 23/01/2009 - 06:02

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?

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. »

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