Wednesday, 24 September 2014
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Nov 11 2010 | 2:13am ET
Baupost Group, which has seen its assets under management nearly triple over the last three years, has grown enough. The Boston-based firm said it would return some money to investors as a paucity of opportunities has reduced the value fund’s capacity.
The firm told investors that it would return 5% of their capital by the end of the year. That amounts to substantially less than Baupost has made this year; the $23 billion firm has made $6.5 billion in investment returns after fees over the past two years.
“Today, Baupost’s opportunity set is smaller than it has been in some years, while our cash balances have grown,” founder Seth Klarman wrote to investors this week.
Sep 22 2014 | 4:15pm ET
"I tell people that everybody likes good news and so if you have good performance that’s wonderful,” explains Mike McKitich, CIO of Petty Endowment, “but it’s the people that want to talk about the bad news or where they drifted and how they came back and how they stayed to their discipline…” that he wants to hear from. Read more…
Aug 25 2014 | 11:21am ET
As many of you know, FINalternatives was recently acquired by the owners of Futures magazine, a firm called The Alpha Pages LLC. Today marks the soft-launch of a new sister site for both publications. As its name suggests, The Alpha Pages will cover all types of alternative investments, going far beyond the more well-known ones such as hedge funds and private equity. Read more…
Credit default swaps brought down the London Whale and cost JPMorgan $6.2 billion. Here is how it happened.