This article is part of a series from Lake Whillans Litigation Finance devoted to addressing common questions about litigation related assets. Last time we touched on the basics of litigation finance. This week, we will discuss how litigation financiers value a claim. We hope you’ll find this article to be part of an informative dialogue. Read more »
While the adoption of commercial litigation finance is on the rise, the particulars of the asset class are not widely understood. What is a litigation related asset? How can it be valued? How can a company use litigation financing to more efficiently operate its business?
Apparently Twinkie-lovers worldwide are clamoring for a piece of this. Read more »
For those size queens out there, Institutional Investor has compiled the 2011 rankings.
25. ESL Investments ($14.0 billion)
23. Moore Capital ($15.0 billion)
23. Appaloosa Management ($15.0 billion)
22. Davidson Kempner Capital ($15.3 billion)
21. DE Shaw ($15.6 billion)
20 Landsdowne Partners ($16.146 billion)
19. AQR Capital ($16.7 billion)
18. Elliott Management ($16.8 billion)
17. Renaissance Technologies ($17.0 billion)
16. Winton Capital Management ($17.78 billion)
15. Avenue Capital ($18.3 billion)
14. Goldman Sachs Asset Management ($19.8 billion)
13. King Street Capital (($19.9 billion)
12. Farallon Capital ($21.5 billion)
11. Baupost Group ($23.4 billion) Read more »
Serious question- has James Dimon, he of JPMorgan, come out looking better than some other Wall Street CEO’s because of a nice face, “fluffy white, unbankerish hair” and an ass you could bounce a quarter off of? Alternatively, has Dick Fuld become something of a villain not because of that business with Lehman Brothers’ balance sheet, per se, but because he’s got a mug that will haunt your dreams? Both are theories currently being floated. Read more »
Congratulations are in order for Jeff Gundlach and the DoubleLine Team! In addition to being ranked number one globally in asses (on tape), the new firm has gathered the most assets among 2010 fund launches. Naturally this calls for a celebration and a screening of Ass Traffic Volume 2 at the office would probably be most fitting, if anyone has a copy lying around. Read more »
Chase bank will lose ample assets if it cans the “too hot” Debrahlee Lorenzana. Customers at the bank’s Williamsburg, Brooklyn, branch said yesterday that they’d take their business elsewhere if Chase fires her for talking about her lawsuit against her previous employer Citibank. “It’s bad and it’s not fair. She should be allowed to talk, and if Chase fires her, I will stop banking with them,” said Annie Borow, 79, of Bushwick.