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Three Caught Trading on Insider Info

September 11, 2017 James Heinsman In the News

Two friends from college with aspirations to owning a hedge fund company were caught trying to cash in on Amazon insider info. Washington state residents Maziar Rezakhani and Sam Sadeghi paid $10,000 to Brett Kennedy, an Amazon analyst, for information about the online retailer’s 2015 first-quarter earnings. The pair of hedge fund wannabes used that […]

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Activist Hedge Fund JANA to Make a Bundle on Whole Foods Sale

June 26, 2017 James Heinsman In the News

Last Friday the giant online marketplace Amazon announced it was buying Whole Foods Market for $13.7 billion in cash. The price per share of the sale is $42, around 27% more than its Thursday evening closing price of $33.06 Barry Rosenstein announced last April that his activist hedge fund, JANA Partners, had a 9% stake […]

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Bad Bets of 2014

December 29, 2014 James Heinsman In the News

With only a few days left of 2014 we thought now is a good time to look back and see what predictions did not work out quite so well for some major hedge fund managers. General Motors is a well-liked holding which is popular as a component of hedge funds. Unfortunately it seems for many […]

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Hedge Fund May Support Purchase of Barnes & Noble

December 7, 2010 Debbie Jacobs Hedge Fund News

The New York Times Dealbook has reported that William A. Ackman, of the hedge fund Pershing Square Capital Management, has offered to put up $960 million in financing for Borders to buy its larger rival, Barnes & Noble. The hedge fund owns 37.3% of Borders Group, making it the bookseller’s largest shareholder. Barnes & Noble […]

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