Tuesday, 3 March 2015
Last updated 44 min ago
Sep 24 2008 | 12:55pm ET
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has bad news for the hedge fund industry: His country’s ban on short-selling might not be so temporary after all.
Speaking on BBC Radio 4, the embattled premier said he expects “new rules for the future” when the current restrictions, which went into effect yesterday and include a ban on shorting certain financials and new disclosure requirements, expire in four months.
“Short-selling is something that has existed in the markets for years, but when groups of people are exploiting a difficult economic situation, it is right to stop the short-selling,” he said.
Jan 23 2015 | 1:00pm ET
In our new section, FINtech Focus, we will profile one of these firms each week. While fintech is a broad category, we will be focusing on firms that specifically cater to the alternative investment industry. Read more…