Tuesday, 30 September 2014
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Mar 5 2008 | 8:28am ET
The founders of collapsed London hedge fund Peloton Partners are set to apologize to investors in a conference call today.
Geoff Grant and Ron Beller, both Goldman Sachs veterans, will explain how their once high-flying ABS Fund—which returned 86.6% last year during difficult times for credit markets—was undone so quickly. The fund, which managed US$2 billion as recently as January, was wiped out when its portfolio of mortgage-backed securities fell sharply in recent weeks.
As the hedge fund missed margin calls, banks began to seize its assets. The fund has since sold all of its assets to repay banks, which may still be on the hook for some of the losses.
Peloton is also expected to shutter its once-US$1.6 billion Multi-Strategy Fund, 40% of which was invested in the ABS fund.
Beller and Grant are also expected to discuss claims that some of its lenders changed their loan terms in spite of long-term margin agreements, as well as how much leverage the ABS fund was using.
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 McKitish of Peddie School's 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…
Sep 30 2014 | 9:29am ET
The crisp Autumnal days of October are upon us, and so are a few of the hedge fund industry’s favorite charitable events. If you have never been to Rocktoberfest, well, you are missing out. And for a quieter evening of sipping and socializing, stop by HFC’s Wine Soiree. Read more…
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