Wednesday, 22 October 2014
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Dec 29 2008 | 3:21am ET
A leading activist hedge fund is limiting withdrawals after investors sought to pull more than one-third of its assets at the end of the year.
Harbinger Capital Partners said investors will only receive 60% to 70% of their $3.5 billion in redemption requests from its flagship. The Harbinger Capital Partners Master Fund manages roughly $10 billion, and is down about 23% this year.
The losses at Harbinger are a severe reversal for the firm, which enjoyed several activist successes in the first half of the year, ending June up 43% in the first six months of 2008. Harbinger, which was founded in 2001, has never posted a losing year.
Sep 22 2014 | 4:15pm ET
"I tell people that everybody likes good news and so if you have good performance that’s wonderful,” explains Mike McKitish of Peddie School's endowment, “but it’s the people that want to talk about the bad news or where they drifted and how they came back and how they stayed to their discipline…” that he wants to hear from. Read more…
Sep 30 2014 | 9:29am ET
The crisp Autumnal days of October are upon us, and so are a few of the hedge fund industry’s favorite charitable events. If you have never been to Rocktoberfest, well, you are missing out. And for a quieter evening of sipping and socializing, stop by HFC’s Wine Soiree. Read more…
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