Wednesday, 25 November 2015
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Nov 9 2010 | 12:33pm ET
Morgan Stanley was loathe to take a loss on its sale of a majority stake in FrontPoint Partners to the firm's management, but that's exactly what the bank is doing.
Morgan Stanley said it expected to take a $70 million pre-tax loss on the FrontPoint spin-off, or 17.5% of the $400 million it paid for the $7 billion firm in 2006. The firm is retaining a stake in the hedge fund, giving it a piece of FrontPoint's profits as it seeks to recoup its investment over the next five years.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the management buyout is expected to be completed by the end of the year.
Morgan Stanley also said it planned to "repatriate" the more than $300 million of seed capital it still has invested with Greenwich, Conn.-based FrontPoint.
Oct 21 2015 | 10:41am ET
One of the most unique charity benefits in the hedge fund industry, A Leg To Stand On's (ALTSO's) Hedge Fund Rocktoberfest - NYC, raised nearly $500,000 last Thursday thanks to the generous support of major sponsors and nearly 1,400 attendees from the Tri-State finance, business and hedge fund communities. Read more…