Tag Archives: subprime-mortgages


Paolo Pellegrini, Formerly of John Paulson’s Hedge Fund on Bloomberg

ForexHound – I admit I had not heard of this fellow until I saw this interview on Zerohedge, but apparently this is the key brain behind the massive bet against subprime mortgages that made John Paulson both famous and one […]

Skybridge invests in manager Wyetree

Reuters India – SkyBridge Capital, a firm that provides money for early-stage hedge funds, on Friday said it invested $50 million (33 million pounds) in WyeTree Asset Management Ltd, a London-based fund focused on distressed mortgage securities. WyeTree seeks out […]

Paulson Likes Distressed Assets Amid Global Recession

Bloomberg – Distressed assets offer the best investment opportunities this year as the global recession deepens, billionaire hedge-fund manager John Paulson said. “The decline in the market has created a very good buying opportunity,” Paulson, 53, whose New York-based Paulson […]

Grace period for Himes doesn’t last long

Connecticut Post – It was with amusement that I read that freshman U.S. Rep. Jim Himes, D-4, will now be a member of the House Financial Services Committee. Why? Because of his expertise? Does anyone realize that he was trained […]

Pellegrini quits Paulson & Co to start fund

Interactive Investor – Paolo Pellegrini, who played a crucial role in helping to implement bets against subprime mortgages that netted Paulson & Co about $15 billion in 2007, resigned from the hedge-fund firm on Dec. 31, the Wall Street Journal […]

Man eyes more Asian institutional sales

Interactive Investor – Man Group aims to win more business from big Asian investors such as pension funds and insurers even as global financial turmoil spurs some existing clients to redeem holdings and seek safety in cash. The world’s largest listed […]

Man Group Sells Guaranteed Managed Futures Fund in Hong Kong

Bloomberg – Man Group Plc, the world’s largest publicly traded hedge fund manager, began selling a managed futures fund with a capital guarantee to Hong Kong individuals seeking protection from falling stock markets. Man AHL Guaranteed Futures 3 Ltd. will […]

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