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A.M. Funds Roundup: Plummeting Crude Beats Up Big Investors

Links to the best reading in fund investing Falling oil prices rock the likes of Carl Icahn and John Paulson –  Juliet Chung, Gregory Zuckerman and David Benoit, The Wall Street Journal Don’t forget to read 2015 market predictions through a skeptical lens – John Kimelman, Barron’s NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer “concerned” about management fees [...]

John Paulson Has Had Better Days

Also better weeks/months/years. The billionaire’s firm posted a 27 percent year-to-date loss in its event-driven fund after a 3.1 percent decline in November, according to two people familiar with the matter. The Paulson Recovery Fund...Show More Summary

John Paulson's Event Fund Got Annihilated This Year

John Paulson's event-driven fund has fallen 27% this year, Bloomberg News' Kelly Bit reports citing two unnamed sources familiar with the fund's performance. The event-driven fund—which focuses on takeovers, spinoffs or bankruptcies—fell 3.1% in November, according to the Bloomberg report. Paulson became famous for his 2007 bet against subprime. Show More Summary

Bloomberg: Cold November Rain for Paulson

Billionaire investor John Paulson had a rough November, according to Bloomberg’s Kelly Bit.  Bit reports that Paulson’s event-driven hedge fund posted a 3.1% drop last month, compounding losses good for 27% this year, citing people familiar with the matter. What gives? Sounds like Paulson was among the hedge funds stuck in wrong-way bets on Fannie Mae (FNMA) [...]

John Paulson Declares The U.S. Recovery Over

Not only is the noted patriot no longer making any money on the Great American Turnaround, he’s losing money! Lots of it last month, on all of the same things his other funds lost lots of money on. So it’s time for a change. In this case, a change to be more like all of… Continue reading » Follow Dealbreaker on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook. Show More Summary

Three Of John Paulson's Funds Made A List No Hedge Fund Wants Make

Three of John Paulson's funds within his hedge fund, Paulson & Co. made HSBC's list of worst performing funds of 2014. Now that we're in November, you're going to start seeing a lot of these. All three fund's — Paulson Recover, Paulson Adavantage, and Paulson Adavantage plus were within the top 10 worst performers. Show More Summary

Paulson, Soros Wouldn’t Mind Taking That Home Builder Off Spain’s Hands

At a sizeable discount, por favor. Spain’s Hispania Activos Inmobiliarios SA, partly owned by hedge fund managers John Paulson and George Soros, is weighing a €150.6 million ($188 million) takeover offer for debt-laden real-estate firm Realia Business SA. Show More Summary

John Paulson Really Needs Someone To Buy Shire ASAP

AbbVie’s decision that Shire without the tax inversion break really isn’t worth the $54 billion hasn’t just gotten Paul Singer’s lawyers busy: It also put the probably final nail in what had been a very promising year for old John Paulson. Show More Summary

John Paulson's Event Fund Got Killed In October

Billionaire John Paulson's event-driven fund is in trouble after posting a 14 percent loss in October, according to a Bloomberg report. The event fund makes up about 16 percent of Paulson & Co, which is down 25 percent this year, the report said. October was a particularly rough month for the man who called the subprime mortgage bubble in 2007. Show More Summary

One Of John Paulson's Favorite Stocks Is Crashing

This could be bad news for John Paulson. Shares of insurance company Genworth tanked crashed after the company reported an $844 million loss. The stock was last trading at $8.98, down $5.09 or 36.1%. John Paulson's Paulson & Co. wasShow More Summary

Attention Paulson Investors John Paulson

Your personal gold investment, also known as the PFR Gold Fund, is up double-digits through September. Not the kind of double-digits it was down last year, but, hey, ya gotta start somewhere. And also hope you hedged the hell out of it last month. Show More Summary

Cobalt International Energy, Inc. (CIE): Why John Paulson Keeps Trimming His Large Stake?

John Paulson‘s hedge fund Paulson & Co. has reported further selling some shares of Cobalt International Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CIE). A new filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission shows that Paulson sold 103,500 shares of the company, at an average price of $10.79 apiece. Following two open-market transactions, Paulson owns some 41.75 million shares of […]

Billionaire Hedge Fund Manager John Paulson’s Inversion Bet Falls Sharply

Billionaire, who initially made his fortune betting against subprime mortgage bonds, has been one of the most aggressive hedge fund managers to bet on stocks that would benefit from the tax-driven inversion deal wave that has swept corporate America this year. Now, one of Paulson’s big inversion bets appears to be in trouble as [...]

Hedge Fund News: Carl Icahn, John Paulson & Steven Cohen

Carl Icahn Reveals Performance of Son Brett’s Portfolio (WSJ) Stock-picking may run in the family. Within a long letter to Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) +0.67% Chief Executive Tim Cook released Thursday, Carl Icahn revealed the returns of a portfolio co-managed by his son, Brett Icahn, and another partner, David Schechter. They managed to beat the market and […]

Hedge Fund Billionaire John Paulson’s Comeback Crashes In September

Hedge fund billionaire staged an impressive comeback in 2013 following three very tough years for his Paulson & Co. hedge funds, but his rebound crashed badly in September, leaving some of his most important funds down deeply in 2014. Paulson’s Advantage Plus Fund fell by about 11% in September and is now down 14% this [...]

John Paulson Got Totally Wrecked In September

September was rough for hedge fund billionaire John Paulson. His Advantage Plus fund was fell 10.6%, while his advantage fund fell 8%. That means Advantage Plus fell 14% this year through September, while Advantage fell 13% over the same period. Join the conversation about this story »

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By Linus Wilson: Taxpayers 1, billionaires 0. One of the myriad of lawsuits led by a "who's who" of hedge fund tycoons got tossed out in Federal district court. Wall Street titans such as Bruce Berkowitz, Carl Icahn, John Paulson, David...Show More Summary

Mike Corbat’s Sales Pitch To Would-Be Junior Bankers For Joining Citi: You Can’t All Work At Hedge Funds

On Monday night, Citi CEO Mike Corbat appeared on a panel at NYU’s Stern School of Business alongside hedge fund manager John Paulson and private equity chief Joseph Landy. The conversation was free flowing and touched on a number of...Show More Summary

John Paulson Doesn’t Want To Run A Mutual Fund, But…

John Paulson’s strategies are pretty complex, if he may say so himself, as he does. So if he had his druthers, he’d stick with making money (and occasionally losing money) for investors as savvy and sophisticated as he is. The only problem...Show More Summary

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