Wednesday, 24 September 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.
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 McKitich, CIO of Petty 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…
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.