GLG, Och-Ziff Earnings Slump on Hedge Fund Losses

Bloomberg – GLG Partners Inc., the hedge-fund firm founded as a unit of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., and Och- Ziff Capital Management Group LLC reported lower fourth-quarter profits as their funds posted losses.

GLG’s profit excluding acquisition costs dropped 78 percent to $28.2 million, or 9 cents a share, from $127 million, or 38 cents, a year earlier, the London-based company said in a statement today. That compares with an average estimate of 6 cents a share, according to four analysts surveyed by Bloomberg. Assets fell to $15 billion from $17.3 billion in September and $24.6 billion a year earlier, dragged down by losses.

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