Tuesday, 23 September 2014
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Sep 22 2006 | 12:00am ET
Amaranth Advisors isn’t the only one awash in bad news this week. Former SAC Capital Advisors manager Thomas Grossman’s new hedge fund is facing probes on both sides of the globe regarding alleged funny stuff.
Bloomberg News reports that prying eyes want to know what’s up with some skyrocketing stock prices in several of Aeneas Capital Management’s portfolio companies. The Malaysian Securities Commission is probing the sudden price movements—especially that of Iris Corp., whose share price soared 270% after Grossman’s Aeneas took a 20% stake in it.
The report also said the Securities and Exchange Commission is getting involved. A lawyer returning calls for Aeneas, Kenneth Breen, told the White Plains, N.Y., Daily News that “Aeneas is cooperating fully with securities regulators.”
Whether or not Aeneas is guilty, it’s already suffering. Four Malaysian companies it has big stakes in took a dive when reports of the investigation hit.
Aeneas specializes in emerging markets strategies and has $400 million in assets under management.
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.