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Mercer Links with HFR for Research
By Susan L. Barreto, Senior Financial Correspondent
05/10/2006 2:03:04 PM ET

CHICAGO (HedgeWorld.com)—The appetite for single-strategy hedge funds is picking up among pension funds, and one prominent investment consulting firm is leaning on an external hedge fund database to get the job done.
Germany and Greece: A Tale of Estrangement
By Reuters
06/14/2012 3:36:16 PM ET

BERLIN (Reuters)—In early October of last year, German Economy Minister Philipp Roesler landed in Athens on a plane packed full of corporate executives, carrying a message of hope. Germany and its leading firms, the young minister told Greek leaders, stood ready to help Greece overcome the debt crisis that had plunged its economy into recession and pushed it to the brink of its second E.
Europe

Mercer Links with HFR for Research
By Susan L. Barreto, Senior Financial Correspondent
05/10/2006 2:03:04 PM ET

CHICAGO (HedgeWorld.com)—The appetite for single-strategy hedge funds is picking up among pension funds, and one prominent investment consulting firm is leaning on an external hedge fund database to get the job done.
For French Banks, Breaking Up is Hard to Plan
By Reuters
06/08/2012 3:40:16 PM ET

PARIS (Reuters)—French banks are hoping for the best while planning for the worst. The country's top lenders are exploring a variety of options ahead of expected moves by new President Francois Hollande to split up their operations.
Asia/Australia

Where Is Sugar's Sweet Spot?
By Chidem Kurdas, New York Bureau Chief
05/18/2006 3:03:59 PM ET

NEW YORK (HedgeWorld.com)—After the spikes of recent years, the price of many a commodity looks like it may contain some speculative excess, with talk of bubbles heard often at investor conferences.
Chinese Banks Told to Review Risk: Sources
By Reuters
06/11/2012 3:44:02 PM ET

SHANGHAI, China (Reuters)—China's banking regulator has told banks to assess loans to credit guarantee firms and step up checks on the sector, sources who have seen the documents told Reuters on Monday [June 11]. The China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC) was cracking down on the credit guarantee industry after a series of incidents exposed how participants were misusing client funds as well as being involved in the shadow banking sector.
International

CDO Survey Under Way
By Susan L. Barreto, Senior Financial Correspondent
05/19/2006 10:13:43 AM ET

CHICAGO (HedgeWorld.com)—By popular demand, Janet Tavakoli is completing an industry survey on the management and best practices related to the offering of collateralized debt obligations.
Regulation Will Wreak Havoc on Shadowy NDFs
By Reuters
06/07/2012 1:01:11 PM ET

SINGAPORE (Reuters)—It has been the dark side of currency markets: a secretive multi-billion dollar world of simulated contracts that skirts around government controls and rules. Now regulators are about to force this global market in non-deliverable forwards (NDFs) out of the shadows with rules on trading and central clearing that brokers fear will cause the market—and their industry—to shrivel.






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