British Parliament Plans To Question Hedge Fund Managers

Jan 13 2009 | 4:00am ET

Washington isn’t the only town full of politicians eager to put hedge fund bigwigs on the hot seat. Britain’s House of Commons is set to question four of London’s top hedge fund managers about the industry’s role in the financial crisis.

Marshall Wace Asset Management co-founder Paul Marshall and BlackRock’s Doug Shaw will appear before the Commons Treasury Committee on Jan. 27. They will likely be joined by two others; the committee has invited Christopher Hohn of The Children’s Investment Fund Management, Crispin Odey of Odey Asset Management and representatives of Thames River Capital and Henderson Global Investors.

The committee, headed by hedge fund critic John McFall, is expected to grill the honchos on the use of leverage and the future of the hedge fund industry.

In November, five of the U.S.’s highest-paid hedge fund managers visited Capitol Hill, testifying about hedge funds’ role in the financial crisis and warning against overzealous regulation. George Soros, Harbinger Capital Partners’ Philip Falcone, Paulson & Co.’s John Paulson, Renaissance Technologies’ James Simons and Citadel Investment Group’s Kenneth Griffin were also asked about their ample paychecks.


In Depth

Q&A: Open Season For Closed-End Funds

Aug 29 2014 | 10:00am ET

When Maury Fertig and Bob Huffman, former Salomon Brothers coworkers, launched...

Lifestyle

Och Funds Women In Finance Initiative At U-M

Aug 28 2014 | 3:01pm ET

Och-Ziff Capital founder Daniel Och and his wife have made a "generous donation"...

Guest Contributor

Looking Ahead: What’s In Store For Managed Futures?

Aug 22 2014 | 12:52pm ET

The last five years were phenomenal for investors in equity indices. Will the next...

 

Editor's Note

    Get A Sneak Peak Of The Alpha Pages

    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…

 

Futures Magazine

July/August 2014 Cover

The time was right

Commodities/Futures magazine launched at the precipice of a revolution in the futures industry—really a revolution in the idea of risk management—that would move it from a small niche industry to ...

The Alpha Pages

TAP July/August 2014 Cover

The Alpha Pages Interview: Senator Rand Paul

Senator Paul sat down in the debut series of the Alpha Pages Interview to discuss the broken tax code, regulation surrounding Bitcoin, and his plans for the 2016 Presidential election.