Thursday, 25 December 2014
Last updated 1 day ago
May 18 2010 | 11:37am ET
Paulson & Co. boosted its bet on Bank of America in the first quarter, as well as adding a pair of bets on betting.
The New York-based hedge fund increased its stake in BofA by more than 10% in the first three months of the year, adding 16.8 million shares to bring its kitty to 167.8 million, worth $2.99 billion. The BofA stake is Paulson’s second biggest position; all told, the firm’s financial bets grew by 6.5% on the quarter.
Paulson did sell off its Fifth Third Bankcorp stake in the first quarter. But he held onto his big stakes in Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo.
Paulson also took a pair of stakes in casino companies, buying 40 million shares of MGM Mirage and 4 million shares of Boyd Gaming. Paulson is now the second-largest shareholder of MGM, and the fourth-largest of Boyd.
Dec 1 2014 | 10:21am ET
As 2014 winds down, Northern Trust Hedge Fund Services executives took some time to share their outlook on trends facing the industry in 2015. Read more…
Jeff Sprecher was simply looking for a platform to trade energies when launching ICE 14 years ago but it has grown to reach the pinnacle of both the listed futures and equities world.