New York Times – The billionaire financier Carl C. Icahn put another $250 million into his hedge fund at the beginning of the year after suffering further losses in the fourth quarter on investments in Motorola and Yahoo, according to a letter he sent to investors.
The Icahn Fund Ltd. was down about 33 percent through the end of January after plummeting 22 percent in the fourth quarter, according to the letter. After receiving more than $1 billion in redemption requests from investors, Mr. Icahn put $250 million of his own cash into the fund in November to avoid selling shares to meet the redemptions.
Trying to instill confidence in his investors, Mr. Icahn decided to make another $250 million cash injection into the fund on Jan. 1. Still, over the last five months, Icahn Capital’s funds under management have shrunk by about $2.5 billion.
The losses are likely to affect the publicly traded Icahn Enterprises fund, which reports earnings on Thursday.