Moody's Says Man Downgrade Threat Unaffected By FRM Deal

May 24 2012 | 10:57am ET

Count Moody's Investor Services among those distinctly unimpressed with Man Group's plan to buy fund of hedge funds FRM Holdings.

The ratings agency said this week that it would continue its review of the world's largest publicly-listed hedge fund as it considers downgrading Man's senior debt. Moody's wrote that "the FRM transaction has no immediate implication for Man's rating," since "there is no immediate cash consideration" and because FRM is "relatively small" in the Man scheme of things.

Man said earlier this week that it would buy Hong Kong-based FRM, which has US$8 billion in assets, for up to US$82.8 million in cash, as well as other considerations.


In Depth

David Yarrow On Growing His Hedge Fund And Shooting The Animals And People Of Africa - As A Photographer

Jul 23 2014 | 6:44am ET

While he’s always been a photographer, recent expeditions to Iceland, Ethiopia...

Lifestyle

Einhorns Busts At WSOP, Finishes In 173rd

Jul 15 2014 | 10:48am ET

Greenlight Capital founder David Einhorn’s World Series of Poker won’t end at...

Guest Contributor

Common Risk Parity Misperceptions

Jul 16 2014 | 11:02am ET

Over the past few years, risk parity has become a component of most investors’...

 

Sponsored Content

    Northern Trust Helps Hedge Funds Navigate Derivatives Regulations

    Jul 8 2014 | 10:48am ET

    The surge in derivatives regulation is among the most complex challenges facing the financial services industry today. Northern Trust’s Joshua Satten recently spoke with FINalternatives to share insights into the challenges presented by new regulation and explore how the industry is responding. Read more…

Publisher's Note