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Lehman Brothers Faces Objections to Barclays Sale

Bloomberg – Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., the U.S. investment bank holding company that filed the largest bankruptcy in history, faces objections to a proposed $1.75 billion sale of its broker-dealer unit to Barclays Plc. Hedge fund Harbinger Capital Partners asked […]

Harbinger says it’s not dumping Times, Media General

Reuters – Hedge fund Harbinger Capital Partners said it is not pulling out of high-profile investments like The New York Times Co. and Media General Inc., seeking to quell market rumors after their share prices dropped sharply on Monday. Philip […]

Hedge fund ups stake in Cablevision again

Business Week – A hedge fund known for shaking up underperforming companies has increased its stake in Cablevision Systems Corp. to 9.1 percent, according to a regulatory filing Thursday. Harbinger Capital Partners now owns more than 21 million shares of […]

Hedge Fund Fires Back at Delphi, Seeks Damages

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – As if trying to secure $6.1 billion in financing to exit bankruptcy isn’t enough of a headache, now Delphi has to deal with counterclaims by hedge fund Appaloosa Management who is demanding that the U.S. auto […]

Harbinger Hedge Fund Picks Next Battle

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Harbinger Capital Partners is no stranger to aggressively seeking strategic changes within companies in which they invest. This month, it’s Harbinger vs. Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. The mining company is urging shareholders to reject a bid by the […]

Harbinger to raise stake in Cleveland-Cliffs

Reuters – Hedge fund Harbinger Capital Partners said on Thursday it is seeking approval from Cleveland Cliff’s shareholders to boost its ownership stake to as much as a third of the iron-ore company. Harbinger — already Cleveland-Cliffs’ largest shareholder — […]

High Flying Falcone Has His Wings Clipped

New York Post – After months of falling financial stocks and rising oil prices, July’s sudden turnaround was a welcome relief to average investors. Not so for hedge funds – including subprime-mortgage superstar Phil Falcone. That’s because a number of […]

Investors are betting $1tn on collapse in global stock prices

Gulf Times- Managers from William Ackman to Jim Rogers made a total of at least $1.4bn in July with wagers against US mortgage financiers Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Harbinger Capital Partners staked $665mn […]

Hedge fund calls top of cycle

Sydney Morning Herald- The ownership structure of some of Australia’s largest mining companies could be set for a major change after New York hedge fund Harbinger Capital Partners has indicated it believes commodities prices could be nearing their peak. Harbinger, […]

Hedge Funds As Breakers, Not Makers, Of News

CNNMoney.com- Hedge funds hate to see their names in the headlines, but lately, they’ve been the ones breaking the news about companies they invest in. Daniel Loeb’s Third Point LLC disclosed in a Monday regulatory filing that Maguire Properties Inc. […]

MFA Travels To China To Hold Alternative Investment Meetings

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.Net)- The Managed Funds Association MFA and CME Group (CME), a Strategic Partner member, recently arrived back from a jointly arranged trip to meet with Chinese government officials, policy makers and financial services representatives. The MFA and CME […]

Hedge fund managers betting on plunge in bank shares

The Independent- The American hedge fund group Harbinger Capital Partners revealed that it has made a significant bet on HBOS’s price falling, while its UK counterpart GLG admitted it is targeting the rival mortgage bank Bradford & Bingley, as investors […]

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