Friday, 25 July 2014
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Apr 2 2007 | 11:32am ET
Echoing his conservative comrade, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, east of the Rhine, rightist French presidential candidate Nicolas Sarkozy lashed out at hedge funds during a televised debate last night.
Sarkozy said the “aggressive” funds “buy up a company, sell it off in pieces, sack 25% of the staff in the meantime, collect 25% profit and create zero wealth.”
“I don’t want a speculative capitalism,” he said. “I want a capitalism that creates riches.”
Riches, apparently, other than those found in Mayfair, Greenwich and Manhattan, anyway.
Sarkozy has in the past called for an European-wide tax on “speculative” hedge funds. He leads his socialist rival, Ségolène Royal, in most polls. The first round of the election will be held later this month.
Jul 8 2014 | 10:48am ET
The surge in derivatives regulation is among the most complex challenges facing the financial services industry today. Northern Trust’s Joshua Satten recently spoke with FINalternatives to share insights into the challenges presented by new regulation and explore how the industry is responding. Read more…