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Seth Klarman (Baupost group) – The value master himself has recently been "up to no good." And, by that, we simply mean he has been active making investments. Intriguingly enough, Klarman’s latest target has been CIT Group. Before you avid Klarman-ites become appalled and outraged at this move, settle down… this is a pretty good deal for him. (Obviously, right? Why else would he do it?) Klarman’s hedge fund Baupost Group was part of the assembly of funds that provided financing for CIT.