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Comment: Could the Middle East be private equity's new playground?

Wed, 11/03/2009 - 05:59

The days of highly-leveraged private equity megadeals belong in the past and those that are still getting off the ground tend to be fairly modest. »

Comment: Evolving fair value standards for limited partners

Tue, 10/03/2009 - 12:00

New accounting guidelines assist limited partners in measuring the fair value of interests in alternative investments. »

Comment: The Midas touch

Tue, 10/03/2009 - 06:03

In an implicit challenge to the strategy of monetary expansion being deployed by central banks, some hedge funds are now buying gold. »

Comment: Darling's review of offshore regulation is all smoke and mirrors

Mon, 09/03/2009 - 06:02

Jeremy Berchem, a specialist in company and banking law at Jersey law firm Voisin, says the review of offshore financial centres ordered by the British government - the latest in a long li »

Comment: Germany's relationship with private equity takes a turn for the worse

Mon, 09/03/2009 - 06:00

Germany's relationship with the private equity industry has long been an uneasy one, even before Social Democrat minister Franz Müntefering famously described private equity firms as »

Comment: Winning the climate war by digging into one's pocket for victory

Fri, 06/03/2009 - 06:00

James Cameron, vice-chairman of Climate Change Capital, says that since going green will costs billions, the best way to raise the money is to issue modern war bonds and raise an army o »

Comment: Assessing Obama's tax haven crackdown

Thu, 05/03/2009 - 05:58

Hedge fund managers will inevitably be keeping a close eye on developments as Barack Obama's administration pledges support for legislation introduced on Monday in the US Congress to crack »

Comment: Mr Nice Guy

Wed, 04/03/2009 - 06:02

At a time when cash is tight and good business opportunities are hard to come by, who would expect financial big guns to start fretting about whether their past gains were really deserved? »

Comment: A billion-pound show of confidence

Tue, 03/03/2009 - 06:00

Amid the constant flow of bad news for the hedge fund industry comes a shot in the arm for the sector, with the news that the UK's second-largest pension fund, the Universities Superannuat »

Comment: BBVA takes big step by exiting hedge fund business

Mon, 02/03/2009 - 06:05

Spanish banking giant BBVA announced last week that it had decided to pull out of the hedge fund market, shutting domestic hedge fund manager Proxima Alfa Investments and also winding down »

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