Wednesday, 22 October 2014
Last updated 16 hours ago
Aug 1 2011 | 11:28am ET
Landsdowne Partners, a European hedge fund with $16 billion AUM, has sold its $850 million stake in Goldman Sachs, according to Reuters.
Citing an unnamed source “close to the situation,” the news agency says Landsdowne’s decision to sell is part of a move out of increasingly regulated investment banks and into retail banks.
Reuters says Landsdowne sold its Goldman stake at the beginning of this year.
Shares in Goldman Sachs have taken a 20% dive this year, as it and other investment banks grapple with the effects of the Dodd-Frank regulations on their proprietary trading. Goldman’s June earnings were significantly lower than predicted.
Lansdowne, which scored big shorting banks during the financial crisis, is also having a difficult year, it’s flagship UK fund is down 11% so far this year.
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 McKitish of Peddie School's 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…
Sep 30 2014 | 9:29am ET
The crisp Autumnal days of October are upon us, and so are a few of the hedge fund industry’s favorite charitable events. If you have never been to Rocktoberfest, well, you are missing out. And for a quieter evening of sipping and socializing, stop by HFC’s Wine Soiree. Read more…
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