Sovereign wealth fund acquisitions of U.S. companies is the “mergers-and-acquisitions story of 2008.” (

Then again, not all of those deals will work out for the SWFs. (DealBook)

Prediction markets put the risk of a recession in 2008 at (roughly) 50%. (Bespoke Investment Group)

Doug Kass thinks the U.S. economy is already in the midst of a recession. (

Following the case of a fast-falling Fannie Mae (FNM). (A Dash of Insight)

Capital adequacy issues at Freddie Mac (FRE). (Market Movers)

Smaller hedge funds are having a hard time of it raising capital. (

Breaking up is hard to do for private equity shops and their spurned targets. (Epicurean Dealmaker)

Is the MSCI EAFE index still relevant for international equity investors? (

The rise of profiled. (

Measuring the risk and performance of two trading systems. (Bill Rempel)

Goldman Sachs’ Global Alpha fund is facing further withdrawals. (naked capitalism)

Hedge funds are going mainstream” and are coming onshore in the UK. (FT Alphaville)

Not every filing by Berkshire Hathaway (BRKa) is necessarily a Warren Buffett purchase. (

Keep an eye on where Harvard Business School graduates end up. (

What countries might have a claim on Antarctica? (strange maps)

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