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Global shadow banking hits $67 trillion

  The system of so-called "shadow banking," blamed by some for aggravating the global financial crisis, grew to a new high of $67 trillion globally last year, a top regulatory group said, calling for tighter control of

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Investcorp H1 net profit plunges 90pc

Bahrain-based alternative investments specialist Investcorp said its net profit for the first half of fiscal year ended December 31, 2011 fell 90 per cent to $5.3 million from $56.2 million the year before hit by negative returns on hedg

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Hedge funds brace for euro zone break-up

Nervous hedge funds managers are stress-testing their portfolios and searching for ways of protecting themselves against their worst nightmare -- a potential break-up of the euro zone, says a Reuters report. With talks on restructuring Gre

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Ex-Goldman director Gupta arrested

Rajat Gupta, a former Goldman Sachs Group director and former global head of McKinsey & Co, was arrested on Wednesday on criminal charges related to his hedge fund manager friend Raj Rajaratnam, the central figure in a US crackdown on insider

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Hedge funds to pump $2bn into IT sector

Hedge funds will be spending a whopping $2.09 billion on information technology (IT) sector this year, representing an average of approximately nine basis points of assets under management, according to a new survey. The 'Prime Finance

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Soros dumped most gold in Q1

Billionaire financier George Soros, who called gold "the ultimate bubble," dumped almost his entire $800 million stake in bullion in the first quarter, well before a commodities slump. Famed gold bull John Paulson held his ground, but Soro

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Top funds dealt double-digit losses in oil rout

Several commodity hedge fund titans suffered double-digit losses last week as oil fell by a near-record $16, money managers who invest in the funds said. While some of the losses will likely be recovered after Monday's price rebound of nea

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New EU rules may hit Asia hedge fund sector

Hedge funds and private equity firms based in Asia face tough new rules on pay and leverage from a regulatory overhaul set to pass in Europe this week.    The European Union's Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive,

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Dubai's Baer Capital eyes new PE fund

India-focused Baer Capital Partners expects to raise around $300 million for a second private equity fund and plans its first exit by floating a power distribution company, its chief executive told Reuters. The Dubai-headquartered investme

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EU ministers eye hedge funds reforms

European finance ministers prepared on Monday to discuss tighter regulation on hedge funds a week after launching a $1 trillion debt rescue plan, as the euro was hit by fears austerity measures would stifle recovery.    Bef

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