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Apr 17 2007 | 9:58am ET
German efforts to rein in hedge funds may be striking out with American officials, but on the other side of the globe, the country’s embattled hedge fund initiatives are receiving a warmer hearing.
The Chinese Finance Ministry has endorsed the German drive for greater hedge fund transparency, Executive Intelligence Review reports, calling the step important in maintaining financial stability. China is also reportedly in favor of supervision of transactions, the scope and operation plans of hedge funds, far beyond anything the U.S. seems willing to countenance.
It is unclear what, if any, effect the Chinese position will have. China is not a member of the G8, which, under Germany’s presidency, is set to consider what moves to take with regard to hedge funds at its June summit.
Aug 25 2014 | 11:21am ET
As many of you know, FINalternatives was recently acquired by the owners of Futures magazine, a firm called The Alpha Pages LLC. Today marks the soft-launch of a new sister site for both publications. As its name suggests, The Alpha Pages will cover all types of alternative investments, going far beyond the more well-known ones such as hedge funds and private equity. Read more…
Credit default swaps brought down the London Whale and cost JPMorgan $6.2 billion. Here is how it happened.