Children’s Investment Fund Sells Mastercard, Buys Rival Visa

Bloomberg – Children’s Investment Fund Management UK LLP, the London-based hedge fund founded by Christopher Cooper-Hohn, sold off its shares in Mastercard Inc. and added shares of rival credit-card network Visa Inc. in the fourth quarter.

Children’s sold its 5.95 million shares, valued at $963 million on Sept. 30, of Mastercard, based in Purchase, New York. The fund bought 4.7 million shares in San Francisco-based Visa, increasing the value of its stake to $589 million as of Dec. 31, according to a filing today with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

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