UF Weekend Reads
Don’t get pranked tomorrow. Remember, it’s April Fool’s Day. Here are the latest Weekend Reads as selected by Sam Forgione.
Hedge fund manager Paul Singer’s hardball approach has benefited Republican candidates as his fund battles in court with nation’s that have defaulted on their debt.
From The Guardian:
Zoe Williams writes about how Stephanie Flanders, the BBC economics editor and a former speechwriter for Tim Geithner, relishes bad news.
Paul Starobin questions whether financial journalists should accept fees to speak at Wall Street-sponsored events and gets some interesting responses from journos on the receiving end of that largess.
From Institutional Investor:
Loch Adamson asks when will it be the right time for electronic trading platform BATS to get back on the horse after botching its IPO.
From AR magazine:
The magazine looks into a new European rule, which takes effect later this year, that will require some hedge fund managers to disclose some short positions.