Paulson Seeks Allies In Bid To Split Hartford

Mar 12 2012 | 1:42pm ET

John Paulson has opened a new front in his battle to split up insurance giant Hartford Financial Services Group.

A month after undressing Hartford CEO Liam McGree on a conference call for analysts and investors, the Paulson & Co. founder went hunting for allies. Paulson held a conference call with analysts covering the Hartford urging them to back his effort to split the insurer's life-insurance and property-casualty business. While McGee has warned that such a move would present "significant challenges," Paulson told the analysts that McGee has "no excuse" for delaying.

Paulson, who is seeking to rebuild his battered funds' fortunes after a disastrous 2011, owns 8% of the Hartford.

Last month, Paulson told McGee that he needs to "overcome the obstacles" and "not merely point out that there's obstacles."

"What I'd like to see you do is not merely come back and say, 'Yes, we're looking at strategic options but there's challenges,'" he added. "How long do we have to wait to hear if there's going to be a positive recommendation to separate these two businesses?"


In Depth

Q&A: Quad Advisors’ Borish Is Looking For Real Traders, Not Index Huggers

Aug 20 2014 | 1:43pm ET

Peter Borish, who served as founding partner and director of research at Tudor Investment...

Lifestyle

Viking Manager In Rent Dispute

Aug 11 2014 | 4:14am ET

A hedge fund manager is demanding most of his money back from his former landlord...

Guest Contributor

Majority Of Inflows Go To Brand Name Hedge Funds

Aug 12 2014 | 9:00am ET

Since the market correction of 2008, a vast majority of hedge fund net asset flows...

 

Editor's Note

 

Futures Magazine

PREVIEW July/August 2014 Cover

Inside Futures' 500th Issue

The July/August 2014 issue is our largest in years—filled with the best trading strategies and stories from 43 years of being the primary publication for commodity, stock, options and forex traders.

The Alpha Pages

TAP July/August 2014 Cover

Real talk on alternative investments, business & finance

The Alpha Pages Editor's Note