Tuesday, 23 September 2014
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Feb 25 2008 | 1:00am ET
Citigroup has extended a half-billion dollar lifeline a group of its hedge funds rocked by the credit crunch.
The Wall Street giant said late Friday that it has provided a $500 million line of credit to its Falcon Strategies hedge funds. The bank has also consolidated the funds’ $10 billion in assets and liabilities on its own balance sheet.
The Feb. 20 decision comes after the funds lost approximately 30% last year. A new, levered version of the Falcon funds plummeted by more than 50% in its first three months of trading.
The hedge fund bailout is the second for Citi in as many months: The bank propped up its CSO Partners fund last month with $100 million, after suspending withdrawals.
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 McKitich, CIO of Petty 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…
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.