Unstructured Finance

UF Weekend Reads

July 7, 2012

It’s Libor all the time, just not for me.

Earlier I blogged about how the Libor scandal just isn’t getting me as worked up as it is for other journalists (see Joe Nocera’s column today in the NYT). It’s not that I don’t think allegations of market manipulation aren’t important. And this is nothing to take away from the groundbreaking reporting by my Reuters colleague Carrick Mollenkamp did on the matter back in 2008 while he was at the WSJ.

Can Ucits help the struggling fund of hedge funds industry?

August 20, 2010

Funds of hedge funds have had a hard time since the onset of the credit crisis, what with the Madoff scandal, widespread gating and sidepockets and underperformance versus single-manager hedge funds in 2008 and 2009.