Paulson Turns Fast Profit On Lloyds Short

Feb 18 2009 | 1:04am ET

When it comes to betting on the financial crisis, it seems Paulson & Co. can do no wrong. The New York hedge fund, one of the largest short-sellers of British financial stocks, apparently made some $67 million in just 25 minutes on Friday, this time betting against Lloyds Banking Group.

Paulson’s firm held a short position representing a 0.79% stake in Lloyds. The bank’s shares plunged as much as 43% in less than a half-hour after it said HBOS, the lender it acquired last month, would report a £10 billion loss.

Last month, Paulson covered his short in the Royal Bank of Scotland, earning it a £275 million profit. And in 2007, Paulson’s bets against the subprime mortgage market earned its funds triple-digit returns and helped make it one of the largest hedge fund managers in the world.


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