Och Admits Some Not Sold On Share Offering Price

Dec 7 2011 | 1:54am ET

Och-Ziff Capital Management founder Daniel Och thinks he may have sold his firm too short in a share offering last month.

The publicly-listed New York-based hedge fund, which manages about $28.9 billion, sold nearly $250 million worth of shares to help pay down its debt. The firm sold the 33.3 million shares, representing about 27% of its total shares outstanding, at a 19% discount to its share price the day before the announcement, and shares have surged 11% since the offering.

All of that has Och thinking the firm may have undersold itself.

"Do we think that we may have sold stock at a price in hindsight will look like it's very cheap?" Och said yesterday at a Goldman Sachs conference. "We do. We made a decision to go ahead at a price level which we definitely felt was extremely attractive and some felt too cheap a level to be selling stock."


In Depth

FINtech Focus: Fundbase Aims To Revolutionize Access To Hedge Funds

Jan 23 2015 | 11:03am ET

Global investment in financial technology—also known as fintech—is booming....

Lifestyle

Is Steven Cohen Going to Buy the Brooklyn Nets?

Jan 19 2015 | 6:49am ET

Rumors that Steve Cohen was interested in the Brooklyn Nets emerged after Scott...

Guest Contributor

Investors Benefit From Evolution Of Fund Of Hedge Funds Model

Jan 22 2015 | 12:27pm ET

The evolution of the fund of hedge funds model over the last few years represents...

 

Editor's Note