Chicago-based independent futures brokerage and clearing firm R.J. O’Brien & Associates (RJO) has hired industry veteran Daniel Staniford as Executive Director, responsible for the firm’s institutional business development in New York and London.
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Sep 16 2008 | 8:51am ET
With a black cloud hanging over Wall Street, one short-selling manager says its time to cut positions and move into cash.
Douglas Kass of Seabreeze Partners Management, who hit it big betting against the now-nationalized mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, told Reuters that he has cut back on positions—both long and short—throughout his portfolio.
“This is a time to watch and not a time to play,” he said. “It is a dangerous time for the longs and for the shorts.”
Kass, whose fund is reportedly up 25% year-to-date, declined to say what positions he had reduced or eliminated. Just last week, he said he was still shorting Fannie and Freddie.