Thursday, 18 September 2014
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Nov 4 2013 | 11:11am ET
The Children's Investment Fund has found itself in an unusual position with regard to the European Aeronautic, Defense and Space Co.: full-throated support for its management.
TCI took a 1% stake in the Airbus parent this summer, pushing it to rid itself of its 46% stake in Dassault Aviation. EADS is thought to want to do so, but is currently blocked from divesting itself of Dassault under a warehousing agreement with the French government.
Despite that potential setback, TCI chief Christopher Hohn last week offered lavish praise for EADS CEO Thomas Enders and his "aggressive" cost-cutting plans.
"We believe the company is in the process of doubling and tripling its profitability," Hohn told the Ira Sohn Conference in London.
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.