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By S Moy Tester
07/24/2008 9:39:34 AM ET

LONDON (HedgeWorld.com)—Carne Global Financial Services Group, an adviser to fund managers, announced the launch of a service that will aim to tackle the knotty problem of valuation.
Arnold: 'Incestuous' Culture the Root of UBS Troubles
By Martin de Sa'Pinto, Senior Financial Correspondent
04/04/2008 3:42:10 PM ET

ZURICH, Switzerland (HedgeWorld.com)—Reports of the demise of UBS AG may be exaggerated but it wouldn't be the first time. UBS was almost given up for dead once before.
Soros Urges Cleanup of CDS Market
By Bill McIntosh, Senior Financial Correspondent
04/04/2008 3:22:02 PM ET

LONDON (HedgeWorld.com)—George Soros, the hedge fund legend and billionaire philanthropist, has called for the creation of a clearing house or exchange to register and settle credit default swaps trades using an agreed canon of rules.
Solent's Mainsail II Appoints KPMG as Receivers
By Reuters
04/04/2008 10:52:03 AM ET

LONDON (Reuters)—Mainsail II, a debt vehicle set up by British hedge fund Solent Capital Partners LLP that was forced to wind down due to the subprime mortgage crisis, has appointed KPMG as receivers, KPMG said on Friday [April 4]. Mainsail II is a so-called SIV-lite, a structure that uses a mixture of short-term funding and medium-term notes to invest in a portfolio of asset-backed securities.
U.S. Court Strikes Down SEC Hedge Fund Rule (Updated)
By Susan L. Barreto, Senior Financial Correspondent
06/23/2006 3:43:02 PM ET

WASHINGTON—Phillip Goldstein's case against the Securities and Exchange Commission's hedge fund registration rule was dismissed as a long shot by some in the hedge fund industry, but not by a U.S.
yyy HedgePole Launches Middle, Back Office Solutions
By Bill McIntosh, Financial Correspondent
06/23/2006 10:31:48 AM ET

xxx PFÄFFIKON, Switzerland ( HedgeWorld.com )—HedgePole, an independent service provider to the alternative asset industry in Switzerland and Poland, said it has started offering middle- and back-office solutions to funds of funds, their managers and investors.
France's Monam To Launch Two New Funds
By Martin de Sa'Pinto, Senior Financial Journalist
05/10/2006 11:24:24 AM ET

PARIS (HedgeWorld.com)—Monam, an independent hedge funds firm, has announced that it will launch two new hedge funds in June. The new funds, one market-neutral and one aggressive, will be based on the Malo Fund, Monam's flagship European long-short equity fund established at the end of 2002.
RAB Capital AUM Rocket Past $4 Billion
By Bill McIntosh, Financial Correspondent
05/08/2006 2:56:20 PM ET

LONDON (HedgeWorld.com)—Unprecedented capital inflows for the first four months of the year saw assets under management at RAB Capital, a publicly listed U.
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By Garen Tchopourian
04/18/2006 12:41:44 PM ET

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By Garen Tchopourian
04/18/2006 2:26:22 PM ET

While the final tally is still being assessed, the Securities and Exchange Commission reports at least 1,875 hedge fund managers .........
Corporate Audit Fees Up? Beware of Trouble Ahead
By Reuters
10/10/2011 3:37:59 PM ET

NEW YORK (Reuters)—Elevated audit fees can be a red flag of problems to come for a company, say three recent academic studies that together warn about increased chances of fraud, stock price declines or financial restatements. Companies have been disclosing how much they pay their auditors since 2001, when the U.
'Rats' and 'Black Mouths' Gnaw at China Stocks
By Reuters
09/30/2011 3:37:02 PM ET

SHANGHAI (Reuters)—Even before China's great stock market bull run of 2006-2007, Wang Jianzhong had become known as China's "god of stocks" for his prescient picks. Such was his influence at the market's peak that reports by his company, Beijing Shoufang Investment Consulting, republished in dozens of influential newspapers and websites, were themselves often cited as a reason for a particular share price rising.
ETF Industry Girds for Backlash From Scandals
By Reuters
09/23/2011 3:31:17 PM ET

CHICAGO (Reuters)—Recent headlines about alleged scandals implicating exchange-traded funds have raised concern within the industry about unfair attacks from the media as well as overly aggressive marketing by those who sell ETFs. Last week, Swiss bank UBS alleged that a trader on the firm's ETF desk in London had racked up $2.
Gold Drops 2.5 Percent as Investors Cover Equity Losses
By Reuters
09/12/2011 3:45:47 PM ET

NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters)—Gold fell 2.5 percent on Monday [Sept. 12] as growing fears about the European debt crisis prompted bullion investors to sell after last week's record highs to cover losses in the equity markets.
Rising European Bank Funding Costs Threaten M&A: RLPC
By Reuters
09/06/2011 3:45:49 PM ET

LONDON (Reuters)—European banks are trying to pass on increased funding costs to companies in Europe, the Middle East and Africa on expensive dollar loans and are scaling back lending which could reduce money available for big international M&A deals. Rising dollar funding costs are also forcing banks to take a tougher view of client relationships and re-examine the return on equity models they use to calculate what they earn from lending.
HK Official: Yuan Can Flow Back to China By Year's End
By Reuters
08/19/2011 3:14:01 PM ET

HONG KONG (Reuters)—A plan to allow foreign investors to buy mainland securities using yuan raised offshore could be implemented by the end of this year, a senior Hong Kong government official said on Friday [Aug. 19].
Europe's Banks Take First Step on Clearing Path
By Reuters
08/10/2011 3:39:16 PM ET

LONDON (Reuters)—While international exchange mergers have captured headlines this year, Europe's top investment banks have without much fanfare taken their first big step to make the murky world of clearing more competitive. After some five years of waiting, they got their way last week when share-trading platforms BATS Europe and UBS MTF became the first to offer clients a choice of clearing provider, through an arrangement known as "interoperability.
NYSE Futures Chief Says Next 6 Months Are Key
By Reuters
06/15/2011 3:41:06 PM ET

CHICAGO (Reuters)—NYSE Euronext is giving itself to the end of the year to prove it can break CME Group Inc.'s hold on U.S. interest-rate futures trading, the chief of NYSE's futures market said on Tuesday [June 14].
In $22 Billion Saudi Family Feud, Who Knew What?
By Reuters
06/10/2011 2:15:21 PM ET

LONDON/GEORGE TOWN (Reuters)—Mohammed Algosaibi often turns the palms of his hands up as he talks, as if asking for understanding. He is trying to explain one of the biggest but least reported failures of the financial crisis.
European Banks Need
By Reuters
06/06/2011 3:44:41 PM ET

LONDON (Reuters)—Nine European banks are likely to fail this summer's industry health check and will need to raise a combined €29 billion ($42.4 billion), according to a poll of investors by Goldman Sachs.






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