Friday, 19 September 2014
Last updated 8 hours ago
Oct 9 2012 | 12:56pm ET
Insurer Allied World Assurance has bought a minority stake in alternative investments firm MatlinPatterson.
AWA acquired a substantial stake in New York-based MatlinPatterson, which has $5.5 billion in assets. As part of the deal, the insurer will invest $500 million in MatlinPatterson's fund, winning fee discounts as a co-owner of the firm.
MatlinPatterson was founded a decade ago by former Credit Suisse executives David Matlin and Mark Patterson, the latter of whom until recently served on AWA's board of directors. The firm, which has both hedge fund and private equity funds in its stable, focuses on distressed investments.
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.