International Herald Tribune- One by one, John Devaney sold his treasures, hoping to forestall what was in the end inevitable. He sold his Renoir and his Gulfstream, his home and his helicopter. Even his cherished yacht — gone.
But on Wednesday Devaney, who made and then lost a fortune trading mortgage investments, finally called it quits. He shut his hedge fund, and told his investors that all their money was gone too.
"I’m devastated, I’m totally devastated," Devaney said by telephone from Aspen, Colorado "I feel horrible that I’ve lost my own money and that so many people who saw the skills I have and trusted in us have now been hurt."