Tuesday, 21 October 2014
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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.
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 McKitish of Peddie School's 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…
Sep 30 2014 | 9:29am ET
The crisp Autumnal days of October are upon us, and so are a few of the hedge fund industry’s favorite charitable events. If you have never been to Rocktoberfest, well, you are missing out. And for a quieter evening of sipping and socializing, stop by HFC’s Wine Soiree. Read more…
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