Sunday, 1 February 2015
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Jul 7 2008 | 8:00am ET
Endeavour Capital, buffeted by huge losses and redemption requests, is launching a new fund with a little help from its friend.
The London-based firm’s new offering is backed by Barlcays. Barclays Capital, which will get a share of the fund’s performance fees, will finance the fund, according to the Wall Street Journal, while Barclays Global Investors may offer it capital introductions.
Endeavour’s US$1 billion flagship has lost 40% this year on bad bets on Japanese government bonds. In March, the firm lost 27% in a single day on so-called “box trades,” forcing it to slash leverage, which was once as high as 17-times.
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…