Wednesday, 30 July 2014
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Sep 14 2010 | 11:03am ET
A bad 2010 got worse for Harbinger Capital Partners in August.
The firm’s flagship hedge fund lost 4.7% last month, Reuters reports. The fund is now down 16.3% on the year.
Separately, the New York-based firm, which manages about $8 billion, announced that it would transfer the fund’s stake in Spectrum Brands Holdings to a holding company of its own, Harbinger Group. Harbinger Group, an acquisitions company, will take a 54.4% stake in Spectrum. In exchange, the Harbinger fund will take a 93.3% stake in Harbinger Group.
The fund will also maintain a 12.7% stake in Spectrum, which owns such brands as the George Foreman grills, Black & Decker and battery company Rayovac.
Jul 8 2014 | 10:48am ET
The surge in derivatives regulation is among the most complex challenges facing the financial services industry today. Northern Trust’s Joshua Satten recently spoke with FINalternatives to share insights into the challenges presented by new regulation and explore how the industry is responding. Read more…