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Whither Now Goest Securities Lending? By Richard Marin

I have just finished teaching my course on securities lending.  That course and another on the global pension market sprang from my introductory Search for Alpha course on hedge funds at Cornell’s Johnson Graduate School of Management.

Posted on: 18 Feb, 2013
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Who dares to defy the banks and manage collateral for fund managers? By Dominic Hobson

Fund managers are ready to buy an independent collateral management service. It is not hard to see why. It is increasingly difficult to borrow money in the repo markets or stock in the reverse repo markets without posting collateral.

Posted on: 21 Sep, 2012
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Lawrence of Arabia meets The Marlboro Man: Why Controversy and Advertising are Good for Hedge Fund Investors: By Richard Marin

Simon Lack has caused a bit of a stir in the industry by publishing his book The Hedge Fund Mirage: The Illusion of Big Money and Why it’s Too Good to be True.

Posted on: 20 Sep, 2012
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Wrestling with Regulators by Richard Marin

What a year we have had in the C-Suite of the world’s major financial institutions.

Posted on: 23 Jul, 2012
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Opinion: It’s Lonely, Not Only at the Top

Jamie Dimon is under serious attack right now due to the failure of J.P.Morgan’s CDS hedging positions in London and the subsequent $2-4 billion losses it is expected to generate.

Posted on: 14 May, 2012
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Opinion: Shining a Light into the Corners of “Shadow Banking

It is reported that the G20 is plotting a course to rein in the nefarious world of “Shadow Banking”.

Posted on: 23 Feb, 2012
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Opinion: MF Global: Same old Same old

As I read the daily travails of the imploding MF Global and the quest by at least 33,000 account holders to “find my MFing money”, I am biting my tongue about the prose

Posted on: 21 Nov, 2011
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Opinion: Taking the Stress out of Distress

For eight months now I have been launching a new hedge fund specialising in distressed residential mortgages.

Posted on: 22 Sep, 2011
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Opinion: The Shadow of Shadow Banking

Forget SEC registration. Forget the AIFMD. Forget the Short Selling Directive.

Posted on: 08 Jul, 2011
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