Sunday links: de-levering LBOs

24Sep06

Thanks for joining us this weekend. Hedge funds (and their blow-ups) remain at the top of the hit parade.

Alistair Barr at Marketwatch.com looks at the prospect of the Amaranth blow-up putting a lid on institutional demand for hedge funds.

Jack Willoughby at Barron’s on the damage Amaranth might have wrought on the popularity of multi-strategy hedge funds.

Daisy Maxey in the Wall Street Journal on what investors need to know about how they can get out of a hedge fund investment, before they ever get in.

Chris Walker in The Independent notes the risk management claims of hedge funds are often just talk.

Bill Sjostrom at Truth on the Market on hedge fund de-registration and the inherent limitations.

Chuck Jaffe at Marketwatch.com thinks further talk of increased hedge fund regulation is “impractical and unnecessary.”

Tom Burnett at Barron’s takes a closer look at how some already “seasoned” companies are faring under private equity ownership.

breakingviews (via the Wall Street Journal) on the reduced leverage seen in recent LBO transactions.

William J. Holstein in the New York Times talks with a prominent venture capitalist on recent trends in the industry.

Brett Steenbarger at TraderFeed on what the Cumulative NYSE TICK indicator is telling us about the market.

Mark Hulbert in the New York Times looks at what sentiment is telling us about the state of the market.

Chip Hanlon at TheStreet.com on the inevitability of ever more ETFs.

Bill Sjostrom at Truth on the Market points to a paper that shows the effect of the options backdating scandal on company stock prices.

There is nothing fun about changing brokers, but Ron Lieber in the Wall Street Journal has some tips on making the process a little easier.

J. Alex Tarquino in the New York Times on the proper care and feeding of an investment in TIPS and TIPS funds.

Jeff Matthews notes the hypocrisy surrounding one high profile commitment to stop global warming.

The “Secrets of South Park” revealed. (via Instapundit.com)

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