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Jan 9 2008 | 8:44am ET
In the annals of Bear Stearns’ long and storied history, 2007 will not be a high point.
It posted its first-ever quarterly loss, suffered enormous losses thanks to the credit crisis and took a reputational punch to the gut with the embarrassing collapse of two hedge funds linked to the subprime slide.
But not all of its hedge funds will look back at last year with a grimace, or from the grave. At least two of its more than dozen hedge funds posted respectable, if not spectacular, returns. Its $1.7 billion Emerging Markets Macro Fund returned 25.56% last year, after a 2.95% December surge, according to a letter sent to investors Tuesday, Reuters reports. Of course, emerging markets funds were among the best-performing of all hedge funds last year.
Bear’s $200 million Europe Long/Short Fund added 1.05% last month, bringing its full-year return to 18.29%.
However, the December numbers are preliminary, the letter warned.
Mar 20 2015 | 12:45pm ET
StreetWise Partners, a non-profit organization that works with low-income individuals to help them overcome employment barriers, raised over $275,000 at the 2015 Raising the Ante Charity Poker Tournament and Casino Event last Wednesday evening at Capitale. Here are some photos from the event. Read more…