Sunday, 21 September 2014
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May 3 2007 | 11:40am ET
ABN Amro CEO Rijkman Groenik isn’t taking the threat to his job lying down.
Just days after hedge fund manager Christopher Hohn, who leads both The Children’s Investment Fund and the charge to break up the Dutch banking giant, called for Groenik’s ouster over ABN’s merger deal with Barclay’s, Groenik demanded information about any links between hedge funds and a consortium competing with Barclay’s.
In a May 1 letter, Groenik demanded that the consortium members—the Royal Bank of Scotland, Fortis and Banco Santander—provide information “with respect to any current or future shareholdings in ABN Amro,” the Business, a British magazine, reports. ABN is reportedly interested in any relationship between the consortium and hedge funds TCI, Toscafund—chaired by a former RBS chairman—and Algebris.
A Santander spokesman dismissed the conspiracy theory, telling the Business, “It is a nice little story but the three banks involved in this consortium have the kind of firepower that means they don’t need to act in concert with any hedge funds.”
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.