Thursday, 18 September 2014
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Nov 28 2006 | 2:14pm ET
Citadel Investment Group isn’t collapsing. It’s just taking on debt.
In what is being called the first deal of its kind, Citadel is to raise $2 billion with an offering of medium-term unsecured notes, according to Fitch Ratings. The Chicago-based firm, with some $13 billion in assets under management, is also the first hedge fund firm to receive a Fitch debt rating, in this case triple-B-plus, making the investment-grade cut, if only barely.
The debt will be sold through a private placement, so the bonds will not be registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Lehman Brothers and Goldman Sachs are leading the sale.
Aug 25 2014 | 11:21am ET
As many of you know, FINalternatives was recently acquired by the owners of Futures magazine, a firm called The Alpha Pages LLC. Today marks the soft-launch of a new sister site for both publications. As its name suggests, The Alpha Pages will cover all types of alternative investments, going far beyond the more well-known ones such as hedge funds and private equity. Read more…
Credit default swaps brought down the London Whale and cost JPMorgan $6.2 billion. Here is how it happened.