Wednesday, 23 July 2014
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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.
Jul 8 2014 | 10:48am ET
The surge in derivatives regulation is among the most complex challenges facing the financial services industry today. Northern Trust’s Joshua Satten recently spoke with FINalternatives to share insights into the challenges presented by new regulation and explore how the industry is responding. Read more…