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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.
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…
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