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Paulson Wants Allergan to Buy Shire

October 21, 2014 Marcus Black Hedge Fund News

Hedge fund manager Paulson & Company believes now is a good time for Allergan to bid on its fellow pharmaceutical company Shire, both companies that Paulson has stakes in. A representative of Paulson contacted Allergan Chief Executive David Pyott last week to make the push to buy. Paulson has a 2 percent stake in Allergan […]

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High Finance Model Informs World of Non-Profits

February 4, 2014 James Heinsman In the News

When young bankers who are also founders of non-profit organizations discuss the whys and wherefores of their foundations they inevitably use the language of finance. Andrew Harris, vice chairman of the Resolution Project and advisor for private-equity firms with Forum Capital Partners in New York, describes the project as if it’s another investment. “We get […]

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Booming Business for Hedge Funds in Lehman Claims

November 1, 2012 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Hedge funds are playing a key role in the healthy market for claims against Lehman Brothers Holdings, in wake of the investment firm’s bankruptcy filing. In the aftermath of the giant company’s collapse many hedge funds discovered their assets that were held by Lehman’s London-based brokerage firm frozen. But what could have ended in disaster […]

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Selena Maranjian Looks at Investor Strategies

August 30, 2012 James Heinsman In the News

Daily Finance’s Selena Maranjian recently discussed John Paulson and his hedge fund. Paulson & Co. was founded in 1994, and is owned by its employees. Maranjian quotes GuruFocus.com, stating that Paulson expanded 263% over the last decade and a half, while more than doubling the market’s return with its expertise in merger arbitrage. Paulson’s recent […]

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John Paulson Predicts The Unraveling of the Euro

July 24, 2012 Debbie Jacobs Economic Barometer

An investor recently revealed that John Paulson, the billionaire hedge fund manager, claims there is a 50% chance that the euro will unravel. Paulson stated the figure while discussing the current financial situation with several clients. In a conference call, Paulson also predicted that a breakup-triggering event may occur any time between three months to […]

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Hedge Fund Industry Suffers Worst Month Since September

June 7, 2012 Debbie Jacobs Economic Barometer

The never-ending global crisis and the ping-pong concerns regarding Greece and the Eurozone have resulted in a 2.9% loss in the hedge fund industry last month. This is the farthest it has fallen since September. According to Bloomberg, the slide was caused by long-short strategy, multistrategy and BBHFMCRO funds. Don Steinbrugge of Agecroft Partners explained: […]

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Mark Wightman on Capula’s Expansion and the Asian Market

April 15, 2012 Debbie Jacobs Quote of the Day

Capula Investment Management, the $13 billion hedge fund linked to Goldman Sachs, plans to expand to Hong Kong. Asia’s hedge fund market has proven relatively challenging despite the region’s economic growth, but several funds have chosen Hong Kong as their home base, including Paulson & Co and Soros Fund Management. SunGard’s Mark Wightman commented on […]

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Top Ten Highest-Paid Hedge Fund Managers

March 21, 2012 Debbie Jacobs Tops

According to AR Magazine, the highest-paid hedge fund managers of 2010 are: John Paulson of Paulson & Co., with $4.9 billion Ray Dalio of Bridgewater Associates, with $3.1 billion Jim Simmons of Renaissance Technologies, $2.5 billion David Tepper of Appaloosa Management, with $2.2 billion Steve Cohen of SAC Capital, $1.3 billion Eddie Lampert of ESL […]

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Hedge Fund Awards

June 20, 2011 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Financial News Awards for Excellence in Institutional Hedge Fund Management Europe 2011 At last week’s financial news awards that took place at London’s One Mayfair, MD of Paulson, Mina Gerowin, delivered the keynote speech. Gerowin certainly has an interesting background. Starting her career as a lawyer, she then worked in international M&A at Lazard Frères, […]

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Blue Crest Capital Management, Brevan Howard Asset Management, Mina Gerowin, Paulson & Co,

Going for Gold?

May 18, 2011 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Hedge Funds Slash Gold Holdings It’s true that it hasn’t exactly been a great time for gold. The precious gem “ended lower” in May at $10.60, following the disclosure from various hedge funds that there had been a “slashing” of its holdings. In the first quarter, Soros Fund Management announced it had sold 99 percent […]

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