Wednesday, 28 January 2015
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Apr 17 2008 | 12:59pm ET
Josh Birnbaum, who helped orchestrate Goldman Sachs’ highly-profitable bets against subprime mortgage-backed bonds, has left the firm to found his own hedge fund.
Birnbaum, who was a managing director at Goldman, plans to raise about $1 billion for the fund, Bloomberg News reports. The fund is expected to join a glut of other vehicles pouring into mortgage investing in the wake of the continuing credit crisis.
Birnbaum joined Goldman in 1993 and reportedly made between $5 million and $15 million last year.
Jan 23 2015 | 1:00pm ET
In our new section, FINtech Focus, we will profile one of these firms each week. While fintech is a broad category, we will be focusing on firms that specifically cater to the alternative investment industry. Read more…