Elliott's Singer says developed countries face long-term insolvency

NEW YORK Wed May 8, 2013 12:33pm EDT

NEW YORK May 8 (Reuters) - Paul Singer, founder of Elliott Management, said Wednesday at the Sohn Investment Conference in New York that developed countries are facing "long-term insolvency" and that monetary stimulus is distorting the prices of long-term bonds.

Singer, whose hedge fund has $21 billion in assets under management, said the global financial system remains "opaque." He said stimulus measures like the U.S. Federal Reserve's $85 billion in monthly bond purchases, has led to "distorted" global recovery and pricing of long-term bonds

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After wave of QE, onus shifts to leaders to boost economy

DAVOS, Switzerland - Central banks have done their best to rescue the world economy by printing money and politicians must now act fast to enact structural reforms and pro-investment policies to boost growth, central bankers said on Saturday.