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Feb 17 2011 | 5:16am ET
Segregating its most illiquid assets hasn’t helped Harbinger Capital Partners keep them from bleeding red ink.
The New York-based firm told clients this week that the $1.3 billion side-pocket housing its toughest-to-sell assets lost 19.5% last year, Bloomberg News reports; its flagship dropped 12% during 2010 while the average fund rose about 10%.
Harbinger founder Philip Falcone used the opportunity to tell investors about still further losses in the illiquid side-pocket, this one to help settle a lawsuit against its flagship. The illiquid vehicle will pay $45 million to settle the claim over Harbinger-controlled Spectrum Brands Holdings filed in 2006 by Nacco Industries; Nacco said yesterday that Harbinger would pay a total of $60 million.
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.