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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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
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.