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Aug 15 2007 | 7:39am ET
ESL Investments, reportedly buffeted by losses, hiked up its stake in Citigroup earlier this year.
The hedge fund, run by Edward Lampert, boosted its Citi holdings to 24.8 million shares during the second quarter, a 63% increase from the 15.2 million in the first quarter. At the same time, ESL, which holds only a handful of names at a time, sold its Clear Channel Communications shares and cut its stake in Motorola.
ESL, like many hedge funds, is having a rough 2007, and if it finishes the year down, it would be only the third time in its two decades in business.
Citi shares are hovering near their 12-month low. In addition, ESL holdings Sears and AutoNation are down year-to-date.
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…
Commodities/Futures magazine launched at the precipice of a revolution in the futures industry—really a revolution in the idea of risk management—that would move it from a small niche industry to ...