Tuesday, 23 September 2014
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Aug 10 2007 | 6:53am ET
With the most recent alternatives firms to hit the public markets experiencing less-than-stellar performance, Carl Icahn picked the New York Stock Exchange route to take his Icahn Funds Management public.
Sort of public, anyway: Icahn sold his namesake firm, which manages some $7 billion in hedge funds and other products, to American Real Estate Partners, a holding company he owns 90% of. The firm will be renamed Icahn Enterprises, “an activist-oriented money manager who can take advantage of distressed situations that I believe might be available very shortly,” Icahn said.
The newly-styled Icahn Enterprises paid Icahn the man $810 million in its own depositary receipts for the money manager, and may pay upwards of $1.1 billion more should IFM meet performance goals.
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 McKitich, CIO of Petty 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…
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.