Tuesday, 21 October 2014
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Feb 27 2012 | 1:41pm ET
Harbinger Capital Management has named a former Reader's Digest and AT&T executive the new finance chief of its permanent capital vehicle.
Thomas Williams will join Harbinger Group a week from today as CFO. He succeeds Francis McCarron, the former Triarc CFO who will leave the firm at the end of April after two years at Harbinger.
Williams was CEO of RDA Holding, which publishes Reader's Digest, for roughly six months last year, after spending two years as its CFO. Williams formerly spent two decades at AT&T and was CFO of Affinion Group Holdings from 2007 to 2009.
McCarron's exit and Williams' entrance come amidst much turmoil at Harbinger. The hedge fund has invested more than half of its capital in wireless internet venture LightSquared, which is set to lose its Federal Communications Commission approval.
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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