Falcone Starts Fund as Harbinger Client Money Remains Locked Up

Bloomberg – Philip Falcone, who runs the $7 billion Harbinger Capital Partners LLC, is starting a hedge fund that draws on his background in distressed securities, even as investors are locked into his biggest fund.

The Credit Distressed Blue Line Fund will buy troubled loans and bonds, and bet against higher-rated debt, the New York-based firm said in a March 16 letter to investors. The firm’s flagship $5 billion Harbinger Capital Partners Fund I limited withdrawals to 65 percent of its assets last year because of private-equity investments, which are harder to sell than publicly traded stocks.

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