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  • 21 Jan 2011 at 3:01 PM

Phil Falcone: My Investors Don’t Know Jack

Way back in September, Phil Falcone held a conference call with Harbinger Capital clients wherein a “defensive” Falcone “expressed dismay that some investors had been talking to the press” and strongly urged them to put a sock in it. Apparently some people either didn’t get the memo or, in retaliation for Phil’s decision to lock up their money and then help himself to some in order to pay personal taxes, simply chose to ignore it. For example, yesterday “several” investors told Reuters that the Harbinger Capital Partners fund finished 2010 down around 12 percent and is off about 1.2 percent through the middle of January. In the same article, it was suggested that Falcone had to decided to stop reporting his performance to HSBC to spare himself embarrassment. What did Big P have to say about all this? For one, his investors don’t know shit. Read more »