Posts Tagged ‘Paulson & Co’

Paulson Boosts Bet on Metals

July 30, 2014

Chidem Kurdas

Gold’s glitter may have dimmed but (more…)

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Eton Park Changes Leave Some Discontent

September 3, 2013

An attempt to placate investors by (more…)

Will Funds Return to Europe?

June 29, 2012

Chidem Kurdas

In a way it’s a chicken-and-egg story. Fund managers (more…)

Paulson Gets Copper from Gold

May 15, 2012

Chidem Kurdas

John Paulson ended up with copper shares from his investment (more…)

Funds Sell Delphi, Price Moves

April 24, 2012

Auto parts maker Delphi Automotive became a distressed trade for certain hedge funds when it went bankrupt several years ago. It emerged streamlined from bankruptcy and in November had an initial public offering. Some of the large (more…)

Citadel Retains Collateral Status

March 1, 2012

Institutions use their fund investments as collateral for borrowing money. But (more…)

Paulson Winning Trade Amid Losses

December 28, 2011

Chidem Kurdas

John Paulson’s funds are among the worst performers of 2011. Even a conservative version of his event-driven strategy lost more than 40% this year.  (more…)

Paulson Loss From Macro Perspective

September 8, 2011

Paulson & Co.’s widely reported heavy loss in event arbitrage raises a question. Other funds with the similar strategy (more…)

New Sweet Spot

June 27, 2011

Chidem Kurdas

A survey of institutions and hedge funds by Citi Prime Finance challenges the perception that investors prefer the largest funds—an impression that became received wisdom after the 2008 crisis. (more…)

Gold, Stock ETFs Notable in Portfolios

June 17, 2011

Paulson & Co.’s $4.4 billion holding in SPDR Gold Trust may be the single largest  investment in an exchange-traded fund. But many hedge funds as well as institutions hold a wide variety of ETFs either as a hedge or an inexpensive way of gaining from the rise of a chosen market. (more…)