S&P Downgrade May Force Many Emerging Fund Managers To Close Shop

Aug 10 2011 | 12:04pm ET

By Steven Simmons, Head of Prime Services, Maxim Group -- As the fallout continues from Friday’s downgrading of the U.S. debt by Standard and Poor’s, the pundits have begun the guessing game as to which “too big to fail” hedge funds are actually failing. Meanwhile, at the other end of the spectrum, for small- and mid-sized hedge funds that were able to survive 2008, 2011 may end up being the year written on their tombstones.


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