Saturday, 25 April 2015
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Apr 29 2008 | 3:41pm ET
JWM Partners is shrinking in more ways than one.
The Greenwich, Conn.-based hedge fund shop established by Long-Term Capital Management founder John Meriwether has cut about 16 jobs—more than one-fifth of its total workforce—in the wake of big investment losses in the first quarter, Reuters reports. The layoffs come from across the firm’s departments, from support staff to portfolio management. In addition, two of its London-based principals have announced their retirement.
The firm’s $380 million Global Macro Fund is likely to have less than $150 million in assets after some of its nearly 30 investors take advantage of early withdrawal. Contrary to earlier reports, the early redemption period is not the result of Meriwether’s magnanimity, but comes only after an escape clause was triggered.
Under the long-standing right, investors are allowed to pull their money out if a fund drops more than 20% below its six-month high-water mark. The fund is down 14% this year; JWM’s other hedge fund, the $1.2 billion Relative Value Opportunity Fund, is down 31% through the first three months.
Mar 20 2015 | 12:45pm ET
StreetWise Partners, a non-profit organization that works with low-income individuals to help them overcome employment barriers, raised over $275,000 at the 2015 Raising the Ante Charity Poker Tournament and Casino Event last Wednesday evening at Capitale. Here are some photos from the event. Read more…