Paulson and Co

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    John Paulson Is Sorry

    Hedge fund legend John Paulson apologized to investors for what he is calling a year that has been “the worst in the firm’s 17 year history.” “We are disappointed and apologize,” the Paulson Funds said in a letter to investors obtained by CNBC. Hedge fund legend John Paulson apologized to investors for what he is […]

    / Nov 29, 2011 at 3:33 PM
  • News

    Don’t Call It A Comeback

    John Paulson, the hedge-fund manager having the worst year of his career, rebounded 2.4 percent in his main fund in October and climbed in all his strategies…Paulson’s main fund, the Advantage Plus Fund, which seeks to profit from corporate events such as takeovers and bankruptcies and uses leverage to amplify returns, reduced its year-to-date loss […]

    / Nov 4, 2011 at 10:47 AM
  • Hedge Funds

    Those Losses Are Harder On John Paulson Than They Are On You

    On Thursday, as Paulson spoke on a panel at an industry conference, he was asked what keeps him up at night, to which he responded: “I haven’t been getting a whole lot of sleep lately,” according to a person who was there…Paulson [also] told the audience that he doesn’t like losing money. [WSJ]

    / Oct 20, 2011 at 4:30 PM
  • Hedge Funds

    John Paulson: Mistakes Were Made

    Mr. Paulson, the money manager who made billions during the financial downturn betting against the subprime mortgage market, admitted in his quarterly conference call that he had made a bad bet on a recovery in the domestic economy, the linchpin of the firm’s investment thesis this year. Now, Mr. Paulson is moving to cut leverage […]

    / Oct 12, 2011 at 5:45 PM
  • Hedge Funds

    Paulson And Co Investors Standing By Their Man

    John Paulson, the billionaire hedge- fund manager having the worst year of his career, has received less than 10 percent in redemption requests for his Recovery and Credit Opportunities funds for year’s end, according to two people familiar with the firm. Withdrawal orders for those two funds, which together managed about $15 billion as of […]

    / Oct 11, 2011 at 12:34 PM
  • Hedge Funds

    Paulson And Co. Investors May Be Getting Coal In Their Stockings This Year

    One of the stocks in Paulson’s portfolio, Alpha Natural Resources, is getting clobbered today after the company and rival Walter Energy warned that output for steelmaking-coal will fall short of expectations…Paulson’s bet on Alpha Natural Resources is a relatively small chunk of his portfolio, but it is another ill-timed wager this year from the man […]

    / Sep 21, 2011 at 3:46 PM
  • News

    John Paulson Made Money Last Week

    That feels good to say, doesn’t it?

    / Sep 1, 2011 at 10:13 AM
  • News

    Just Paulson Has Seen Better Summers

    The market volatility of last week was not kind to the hedge fund behemoth John Paulson, whose flagship fund was down 34 percent through Friday’s close, according to an investor who was briefed on the performance today…Paulson’s merger funds are faring considerably better, though still in the red with the enhanced levered fund down 7 […]

    / Aug 17, 2011 at 6:47 PM
  • Hedge Funds, News

    John Paulson Explains What’s Been Going Wrong

    His portfolio has been heavy on disappointments.

    / Jul 21, 2011 at 3:22 PM
  • Hedge Funds, News

    Don’t Shed A Tear For John Paulson Just Yet

    His investors don’t appear bothered by the whole fake trees incident and not even all of his funds are down. You’re only hearing about the ones not doing as hot being people love to tear a big man down.

    / Jul 12, 2011 at 4:37 PM
  • Hedge Funds, News

    Fake Trees Hurt Paulson And Co’s Flagship Fund In June

    Bloomberg reports the Advantage Plus Fund, Paulson’s flagship, lost 11 percent in June thanks to Sino-Forrest.

    / Jul 7, 2011 at 2:30 PM
  • Hedge Funds, News

    John Paulson Saves An Art Gallery

    The fund run by Paulson & Co. has purchased a loan to American-art specialist Berry-Hill Galleries for about $10 million, as well as the mortgage on the gallery’s property in an elegant townhouse near the Frick Collection, according to public records and people familiar with the matter…The involvement of the fund, Paulson Credit Opportunities Master […]

    / Jun 29, 2011 at 6:13 PM
  • Hedge Funds, News

    Paulson And Co Only Lost $107 Million On Well-Researched Sino-Forest Bet

    Not really enough to get upset or even mildly perturbed over, though in a letter to investors today re: the Chinese company, Paulson did note that “as the largest investors in the Paulson Advantage strategy,” the disappointment in the lack of trees is shared by the Paulson partners.

    / Jun 24, 2011 at 12:53 PM
  • Hedge Funds, News

    Gold Finds A Way To Kick John Paulson When He’s Down

    Really? He really needs this shit right now, after the fake trees incident?

    / Jun 23, 2011 at 11:37 AM
  • News

    Sino-Forest Can’t Hold John Paulson Down!

    A 2009 investment in a company that acquired assets from failed lender IndyMac is up some 200 percent, the billionaire hedge fund manager told investors when he met with some of them in Paris earlier this month. The paper gain in the value of OneWest, the newly minted Pasadena, California-based bank, is responsible for much […]

    / Jun 22, 2011 at 1:05 PM
  • News, Opening Bell

    Opening Bell: 06.16.11

    Uncertainty Over Greece Weighs on Financial Markets (NYT) Financial markets remained jittery Thursday amid concerns about the stability of the government in Athens, uncertainty over the fate of a second Greek bailout and suggestions by Ireland that it would require investors to pay for part of the bailout of its indebted financial institutions. Paulson Funds […]

    / Jun 16, 2011 at 7:50 AM
  • News

    John Paulson’s Investors Were On A Boat

    John Paulson’s annual midyear investor event, held on June 7-8 in Paris, featured notable speakers, workshops on the firm’s major strategies and a dinner cruise on the Seine. Unlike the firm’s recent soiree in Las Vegas, which was held solely for investors in his advantage funds, this event was open to anyone invested in the […]

    / Jun 9, 2011 at 4:53 PM
  • News

    John Paulson May Have Lost Some Money Since Yesterday

    After opening at $18 yesterday, [Sino-Forest] just touched $2.45, generating a loss of over $500 million for John Paulson, who in addition is rumored to be very heavily long the company’s bonds. [ZH, earlier]

    / Jun 3, 2011 at 2:08 PM

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