Comments on: Obama loves hedge funds http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/2009/06/17/obama-loves-hedge-funds/ Now raising intellectual capital Sun, 08 Nov 2015 08:31:30 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Walter Kurtz http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/2009/06/17/obama-loves-hedge-funds/comment-page-1/#comment-129 Fri, 19 Jun 2009 17:51:23 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/?p=233#comment-129 Hedge funds and private equity firms did not cause the financial crisis. Many were hurt by it, a few got destroyed.

Citibank was regulated by the Fed, Lehman was regulated by the SEC, and AIG was regulated by the states of NY and CT, the office of Thrift Supervision, and by the UK FSA.

So tell me, how did these regulators do?

We need smart and consistent regulation, not more of it.

http://www.SoberLook.com

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By: gd http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/2009/06/17/obama-loves-hedge-funds/comment-page-1/#comment-115 Thu, 18 Jun 2009 00:09:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/?p=233#comment-115 Why are you guys even bothering to debate this. Obama’s new regulations will never see the light of day. If they do it may be after the next crises very watered down and the regulators will have no power to implement then. Business as usual the US way. The lobbist will see to this!

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By: Alex Cohen http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/2009/06/17/obama-loves-hedge-funds/comment-page-1/#comment-105 Wed, 17 Jun 2009 17:45:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/?p=233#comment-105 You analysis is completely wrong — as a hedge fund manager myself I find Obama’s proposals very harsh. www.FinAlternatives.com has a good comment on it: http://www.finalternatives.com/node/8258

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By: Matthew Goldstein http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/2009/06/17/obama-loves-hedge-funds/comment-page-1/#comment-100 Wed, 17 Jun 2009 15:50:03 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/?p=233#comment-100 Felix, no i’m not. That would have been a bad idea. Just pointing out that hedge funds had less to fear from the administration than some were saying.

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By: Felix Salmon http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/2009/06/17/obama-loves-hedge-funds/comment-page-1/#comment-99 Wed, 17 Jun 2009 15:28:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/?p=233#comment-99 Are you implying that forcing hedge funds to publicly report their short positions would have been a good idea?

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