Monday, 20 October 2014
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May 18 2009 | 10:51am ET
British authorities have made the first arrests connected with the collapse of hedge fund Weavering Capital. The Serious Fraud Office arrested two men, whose identities have not been revealed, and searched a pair of houses in London’s south suburbs.
The SFO says Weavering employed swaps which it says “inflated the apparent net asset value” of the Weavering Macro Fixed Income Hedge Fund. The fund’s liquidators discovered the interest rate swap, held by a counterparty related to Weavering, in March.
The two men, aged 43 and 45, were taken to a police station for questioning. The first arrests of hedge fund managers in Britain since the credit crisis struck are not expected to be followed by any more Weavering-related arrests in the near future.
Sep 22 2014 | 4:15pm ET
"I tell people that everybody likes good news and so if you have good performance that’s wonderful,” explains Mike McKitish of Peddie School's endowment, “but it’s the people that want to talk about the bad news or where they drifted and how they came back and how they stayed to their discipline…” that he wants to hear from. Read more…
Sep 30 2014 | 9:29am ET
The crisp Autumnal days of October are upon us, and so are a few of the hedge fund industry’s favorite charitable events. If you have never been to Rocktoberfest, well, you are missing out. And for a quieter evening of sipping and socializing, stop by HFC’s Wine Soiree. Read more…
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