Tag Archives: second-quarter


Funds Snapped Up Financial Stocks in 2nd Quarter

New York Times Blogs – A closely watched report by Goldman Sachs found that hedge funds made an outsize bet on financial stocks in the second quarter, The Wall Street Journal reported. The Goldman “Hedge Fund Trend Monitor” said hedge […]

Hedge Fund Elliott Management’s Market Commentary

Seeking Alpha – Very in-depth and analytical commentary out of Elliott Management in their recent second quarter 2009 letter to investors. The hedge fund has penned a 24 page letter covering topics of risk management, the automotive industry, regulation, distressed […]

Gold Falls Hard vs. Dollar as Stocks & Commodities Sink, Faces “Definite Downside Risks”

BullionVault – The Gold Price fell sharply against a strong US Dollar on Monday morning, falling through what one Asian dealer called "technical and psychological support at $942" to record the lowest Gold Fix so far this month at $937.50 […]

Paulson Hedge Fund Buys Banks That Lost Value in Credit Crisis

Bloomberg – John Paulson, the hedge-fund manager whose wagers against the U.S. housing market helped him earn an estimated $2.5 billion last year, bought Bank of America Corp. and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. stock in the second quarter, while adding […]

Barakett’s Atticus Fund Jumps Back Into Stocks, Filing Shows

Bloomberg – Atticus Capital LP, the New York- based hedge-fund firm run by Timothy Barakett, reversed course in the second quarter, investing more than $3.5 billion in U.S.- listed stocks as equity markets recovered. Atticus bought $355 million in shares […]

AIG Gains From Hedge Fund Rebound After $2 Billion of Losses

Bloomberg – American International Group Inc., the insurer bailed out by the U.S., benefited from hedge funds for the first time in a year as the company returned to profitability in the second quarter. AIG earned $121 million from hedge […]

Blackstone war chest eyes bank sector

The Australian – Blackstone Group posted a wider second-quarter loss, but results beat analysts’ expectations as the private-equity giant reported positive returns and better fund-raising at its credit-oriented and funds-of-hedge-funds businesses. On a conference call with analysts and investors, chairman […]

Daniel Loeb’s Third Point Q2 Investor Letter

CNBC Stocks – The hedge fund says that with a “doomsday scenario off the table” in the second quarter, it put capital to work in distressed debt and significantly undervalued turn-around situations. In terms of asset allocation, the fund reports […]

Fixed income unit boosts BNP Paribas CIB revenues

Boston Globe – French bank BNP Paribas’s revenues from corporate and investment banking nearly doubled in the second quarter as robust investor demand boosted revenues from the bank’s fixed income business unit. BNP Paribas’s CIB revenues totaled 3.351 billion euros […]

Tollgrade posts loss as proxy vote looms

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – In a conference call with analysts yesterday, Joseph A. Ferrara, president, chief executive officer and board chairman of Tollgrade Communications, highlighted the company’s ”transformational activities” during the past quarter, including selling off its cable product line for […]

RAB says clients returning to some hedge funds

Reuters UK – Hedge fund firm RAB Capital said on Wednesday that clients had started putting money back into some of its funds helped by a recent upturn in performance, adding to signs the industry may be recovering. The firm, […]

UPDATE 2-Gottex AuM down 4.6 pct in Q2, sees better H2

Reuters – Gottex Fund Management Holdings Ltd said on Wednesday assets under management slipped 4.6 percent to $8.1 billion in the second quarter, denting its shares, but it saw some positive signs for the second half. The fund of hedge […]

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