Friday, 25 July 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.
Jul 8 2014 | 10:48am ET
The surge in derivatives regulation is among the most complex challenges facing the financial services industry today. Northern Trust’s Joshua Satten recently spoke with FINalternatives to share insights into the challenges presented by new regulation and explore how the industry is responding. Read more…