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OPINION

Commentary: Mon Ami ISDA: Crisis in Credit Derivatives
By Janet Tavakoli
05/22/2006 12:02:59 AM ET

What would happen if every credit derivatives contract written by hedge funds were open to dispute? We may be about to find out. According to the International Swap Dealers Association (ISDA), the credit derivatives market is approximately $17.
Opinion: Grexit Worse Than Lehman?
By Reuters
05/16/2012 3:46:06 PM ET

Divyang Shah is an IFR markets analyst. The views expressed are his own. LONDON (IFR)—To say that the price action has become a little ugly would be an understatement but this is exactly what you get when you faced with an unpredictable and unknown outcome of a Grexit.
OPINION: Hedge, Private Equity Funds Head For Rocks
By By James Saft, Reuters
10/02/2008 8:26:53 AM ET

James Saft is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own LONDON (Reuters)—That whole "make money in any market" thing isn't necessarily working out to the advantage of the hedge fund and private equity industries.
Walter Examines International Pressure on Indonesia
By Christopher Faille, Senior Financial Correspondent
07/14/2008 3:05:57 PM ET

Book Review Governing Finance: East Asia's Adoption of International Standards, by Andrew Walter, Cornell University Press, Ithaca, N.Y., 2008, 235 pp.
How to Be a Real Sophisticated Investor
By Chidem Kurdas, New York Bureau Chief
06/25/2008 2:03:49 PM ET

Book Review Hedge Funds: An Analytical Perspective, by Andrew W. Lo. Princeton University Press, Princeton, N.J., 2008, 364 pp, $45 (cloth). NEW YORK (HedgeWorld.
What Can Go Wrong/Right with Risk
By Christopher Faille, Senior Financial Correspondent
11/15/2007 4:53:42 PM ET

Book Review Your Financial Edge: How to Take the Curves in Shifting Financial Markets and Keep Your Portfolio on Track, by Paul McCulley and Jonathan Fuerbringer, John Wiley & Sons Inc., Hoboken, N.
Terri Schiavo and Other Financial Bellwethers
By Christopher Faille, Financial Correspondent
06/05/2006 12:01:11 AM ET

Book Review Sectors & Styles: A New Approach to Outperforming the Market, by Vincent Catalano; John Wiley & Sons Inc., Hoboken, N.J., 2006, 262 pp.
Opinion: Past, Present and Future of Alternative Funds Market
By Brian Macallister, Ledgex Systems
02/28/2014 6:04:50 PM ET

It's been less than 50 years since the fund of funds model came on the investment scene, and that short history has been anything but dull. Born in the 1970s, American fund of funds took off in the '80s and '90s, and then hit a major stumbling block in 2008, when the widespread financial crisis unearthed deep challenges around liquidity.
Opinion: UK commodity regulator embraces more openness
By John Kemp, Reuters
02/27/2014 3:50:19 PM ET

By publishing a new primer on the changing landscape for commodity markets and emerging issues for regulators, Britain's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has taken a welcome first step towards greater transparency. Despite its rather dull title, the FCA's "Commodity Markets Update", released on Thursday [Feb.
Opinion: Managers improve, but scale kills
By James Saft, Reuters
02/26/2014 5:39:21 PM ET

Fund managers are getting better, but active fund management is getting worse. Yes, I realize that is a bit like saying improved medical care is causing us to lose more patients, but this is indeed the upshot of new research and it should put investors in a quandary.
Opinion: The 'smart beta' oxymoron
By James Saft, Reuters
12/20/2013 10:49:33 AM ET

James Saft is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own. As is so often true in investments, in the case of "smart beta" it turns out that if it sounds like an oxymoron, it probably is.
Opinion: How liquid should a corporate bond be?
By Christopher Whittall, IFR
12/13/2013 11:38:15 AM ET

Christopher Whittall is an assistant editor for Thomson Reuters IFR. The opinions expressed are his own. The buy-side is adapting to a less liquid bond market, undermining dealers' warnings.
Opinion: European banks lean on hedge funds as recap gathers momentum
By Reuters
12/04/2013 12:27:29 PM ET

LONDON (IFR)—European banks have turned to hedge funds to help them raise deeply subordinated hybrid capital in 2013, but the high risk nature of the asset class and potentially higher rates could pose problems further down the line. Hedge funds used to suffer cuts in allocations on subordinated debt deals in favor of real money accounts.
Opinion: Industry report on banks, commodities fails to convince
By John Kemp, Reuters
09/20/2013 12:35:59 PM ET

John Kemp is a Reuters market analyst. The views expressed are his own. If the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association hoped to convince U.
Opinion: Could Oil Prices Fall on Syria Strike?
By John Kemp, Reuters
08/29/2013 11:35:05 AM ET

John Kemp is a Reuters market analyst. The views expressed are his own. The rapid rise in oil prices since the beginning of June has all hallmarks of a mini bubble, drawing in a host of hedge funds and money managers, nearly all of whom are positioned the same way, expecting prices will rise further.
Opinion: In Praise of Activist Investment
By James Saft, Reuters
08/15/2013 11:18:42 AM ET

James Saft is a Reuters columnist. The views expressed are his own. Here is a sentence I never thought I'd write: Hedge funds, activists to be specific, are a very good thing.
Opinion: U.S. Cracks Apart London's Commodity Market Omerta
By John Kemp, Reuters
08/08/2013 12:11:27 PM ET

John Kemp is a Reuters market analyst. The views expressed are his own. "See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil" might well have been the motto for Britain's commodity market regulators in recent years.
Opinion: Crackdown on Bank Misbehavior Masks Troubling Reality
By Bethany McLean, Reuters
08/08/2013 11:56:52 AM ET

Bethany McLean is a Reuters columnist. The views expressed are her own. "Ex Goldman Trader Found Guilty for Misleading Investors." "Bond Deal Draws Fine for UBS.
Opinion: The Folly of Trying to Level the Investment Playing Field
By Bethany McLean, Reuters
07/26/2013 11:20:55 AM ET

Bethany McLean is a Reuters columnist. The views expressed are her own. The government is cracking down on insider trading; isn't that great news for you? Last Friday [July 19], the Securities and Exchange Commission charged hedge fund mogul Steve Cohen with failing to supervise two employees who themselves face insider trading charges; on Thursday [July 25] morning the Justice Department filed criminal charges against his firm, SAC Capital.
Opinion: Stormy Markets, Smooth Seas
By Zachary Karabell, Reuters
06/28/2013 1:03:04 PM ET

Zachary Karabell is a Reuters columnist. The views expressed are his own. You could be forgiven for missing the latest installment of market panic over the past ten days.






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