Saturday, 30 August 2014
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May 13 2013 | 10:42am ET
The battle between more than two dozen hedge funds and Porsche Automobil Holding is back on—in Germany.
As promised, 25 hedge funds that had been suing the automaker for market-manipulation in both federal and state courts in New York have moved their litigation across the Atlantic. The hedge funds dropped their U.S. cases in February and agreed to bring the case in Germany; Porsche, for its part, gave the hedge funds 90 days to do so.
According to the hedge funds, Porsche secretly acquired a majority stake in Volkswagen before announcing plans to acquire it. While that plan never came to fruition, thanks in part to the hedge funds' lawsuit, the funds allege unjust enrichment all the same.
Two former Porsche executives are facing criminal charges over the alleged manipulation.
The hedge funds, including Glenhill Capital, Greenlight Capital and Viking Global Investors are seeking €1.4 billion in the new lawsuit, filed in Stuttgart, Porsche's home city.
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 ...