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A Bad Case of Economic Hypochondria?
08/28/2010 – 4:45 pm PDT | No Comment
A Bad Case of Economic Hypochondria?

Following my latest post on whether the Fed has defused the neutron bomb, a senior pension fund manager sent me a link to AXA Investment Managers’ latest weekly comment by Eric Chaney, Deflation may have …

Has the Fed Defused the Neutron Bomb?
08/27/2010 – 6:15 pm PDT | No Comment

Friday morning, Bruce Friesen of Global Investment Solutions forwarded Randall Forsyth’s article which appeared in Barron’s earlier this week, Deflation: the Neutron Bomb of Balance Sheets:

Low interests rates have made …

Ernst & Young Perot Lawsuit
08/27/2010 – 11:45 am PDT | No Comment

Ernst & Young Perot Lawsuit
Parkcentral Investors Suing Ernst & Young Over Collapse

Coincidentally, this is one of two politics-related articles in the newsletter. Investors in a hedge fund managed by former presidential candidate …

Steve Cohen Republican
08/27/2010 – 11:28 am PDT | No Comment

Steve Cohen Republican Strategy
Steve Cohen, Managers & GOP Strategists Plan Midterms

Hedge fund titan Steve Cohen reportedly hosted a meeting with Republican party operatives and fellow hedge fund managers to plot a strategy for this …

Public Pensions and California’s Fiscal Future
08/26/2010 – 6:35 pm PDT | No Comment
Public Pensions and California’s Fiscal Future

Governor Schwarzenegger wrote an op-ed piece for the WSJ, Public Pensions and Our Fiscal Future:
Recently some critics have accused me of bullying state employees. Headlines in California papers this month have been screaming …

Harbinger Capital LightSquared
08/26/2010 – 11:32 am PDT | No Comment

Harbinger Capital LightSquared
Harbinger Capital Invests 40% of Assets in Telecom Firm

Philip Falcone, manager of hedge fund Harbinger Capital Partners, is making a huge bet on using satellites to create a wireless network that will …

Pension Ponzi Scheme $16 Trillion Short?
08/25/2010 – 6:35 pm PDT | No Comment

Laurence J. Kotlikoff, professor of economics at Boston University and author of “Jimmy Stewart Is Dead: Ending the World’s Ongoing Financial Plague with Limited Purpose Banking”, wrote an op-ed piece for Bloomberg, Retiree Ponzi Scheme …

TRS Responds to "Death Spiral" Comments
08/25/2010 – 10:20 am PDT | No Comment

In response to my last comment on whether pensions are the next AIG, Dave Urbanek, Public Information Officer at the Teachers’ Retirement System of the State of Illinois sent me this response:

Please remove …

Are Pensions The Next AIG?
08/24/2010 – 7:30 pm PDT | No Comment

Tyler Durden of Zero Hedge posted an excellent comment, Illinois Teachers’ Retirement System Enters The Death Spiral: AIG Wannabe’s Go-For-Broke Strategy Fails As Pension Fund Begins Liquidations.
I quote the concluding remarks, but …

Investment Advisers Act Compliance
08/24/2010 – 12:36 pm PDT | No Comment

Investment Advisers Act Compliance
Compliance with the Investment Advisers Act Conference

Why should you attend?
Just over a month ago, the Dodd-Frank Act was signed into law. The law requires private equity and hedge fund managers with …