Malchance Pour Oddo & Cie

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The troublesome US asset-backed insecurities market is mauvaises nouvelles for the French too, apparently. Oddo & Cie, a Paris-based money manager is closing three hedge funds worth 1bn Euros ($1.37bn) after losses on collateralized debt obligations, Bloomberg reports. The funds, which held 15% of investments in US CDOs, will be close in “the shortest possible time frame.”
“Like many actors, we have tried to revitalize the performance of our funds by investing in CDOs. Like others, we noticed recent problems with short-term liquidity and were caught out by the subprime dilemma,” said Arnaud Ploix, a spokesman for Oddo.

Oddo to Shut Three Funds `Caught Out' by Credit Rout
[Bloomberg]

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