Goldman Sachs investor Jim Clark was particularly irked by the disclosures surrounding Abacus. He had met with Paulson and Co founder John Paulson in August 2006 and been impressed by the manager’s plans to bet against the subprime-mortgage market. His Goldman brokers talked him out of investing with Paulson, describing him as a bit player, Clark says. Paulson generated a 590 percent return in his flagship credit fund in 2007 “When it came out that Paulson had the biggest payday in history, I got angry,” Clark says. [Bloomberg]
The investment in the former has made Paulson and Co over $1 billion since mid-2009 and the latter is on the up and up. Read more »
John Paulson To Formally Thank Alan Greenspan For Being The Best Federal Reserve Chairman Of All TimeBy Bess Levin
According to Reuters, Paulson and Co’s Advantage Plus was up 1.13 percent in November (3.7 percent YTD), Paulson’s Advantage was up 0.46% (1.82% YTD), and his gold fund was up 5.8 percent (33.% YTD).
Caption Contest Monday: What Did The Photographer Say To Coax The Following Poses Out Of John Paulson?By Bess Levin
According to Dow Jones, Paulson Advantage Plus posted a 2.55% return (it is now up 2.55% YTD), Paulson Advantage was up 1.72% (1.4% YTD), Paulson Recovery was up 0.5% (8% YTD), Paulson Partner Enhanced was up 7.36% (16% YTD), Paulson Credit Opportunities was up 3% (12.4% YTD), and the gold fund was up 3.57% (26% YTD). [DJ]
Who wants a nice ski lodge? Anybody interested in a place on the beach? Today’s your lucky day. Read more »
His flagship fund, the Paulson Advantage Plus, was said to be down 11 percent for the year through September which can’t feel good, but today brought the news that he moved up over a dozen slots to clock in as the second wealthiest hedge fund manager in America, second only to George Soros. Also exciting is Tom Barrack making the list for the first year, meaning he maybe have the necessary cash to hire the cast of his favorite flick, Twilight, for a live action performance at this year’s Colony Capital holiday party, rather than just screening a bootleg version of the film. [FINalternatives]