Tuesday, 28 April 2015
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Oct 24 2008 | 10:32am ET
Highland Capital Management has slashed more than 10% of its workforce, just a week after shuttering a pair of funds.
The $35 billion Dallas hedge fund laid off more than 30 people this week, the Dallas Morning News reports. It is unclear whether the job cuts are related to the fund closures—last week, layoffs, Highland boasted about 290 employees, with 250 based in its Dallas headquarters.
Last week, Highland said it would close its Crusader Fund and Credit Strategies Fund, which held a combined $1.5 billion in assets, liquidating their portfolios over the next three years. The move came after Barclays Capital seized $642 million in loans from Highland and sold them at auction.
Highland said a retail closed-end fund that also goes by the name Highland Credit Strategies continues to operate and was not affected by the hedge fund closures.
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…