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Woodford Investors Might Lose One-Third of Their Money

The LF Woodford Equity Income Fund might lose more than one billion pounds, according to a new Reuters report. The fund – backed by 300,000 investors – failed due to liquidity challenges. The company owned a significant number of hard-t0-sell stocks at a time that it saw a wave of redemption requests. 

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Woodford Investors Might Lose One-Third of Their Money
November 13, 2019

The LF Woodford Equity Income Fund might lose more than one billion pounds, according to a new Reuters report. The fund – backed by 300,000 investors – failed due to…

Whoa… Primavera Capital Raies $3.4 Billion China Fund
November 12, 2019

Primavera Capital Group has raised $3.4 billion for its Primavera Capital Fund III. This is the second-largest close ever by a domestic manager with a focus on China. The record…

Hedge Fund Whitebox Advisors is Making a Big Bet on Gunmaker Remington
November 12, 2019

Whitebox Advisors is replacing a number of banks as a lender to Remington Outdoor Company. While Wall Street turns away from gun producers, the credit-focused hedge fund sees opportunity on…

Alaska Permanent Fund Beats Benchmark Yet Again
November 8, 2019

The Alaska Permanent Fund filed its report for the first fiscal quarter of 2020. The largest U.S. state sovereign wealth fund reported earning returns of 1.24%. That exceeded its benchmark…

What’s Inside The California State Teachers’ Retirement System Portfolio?
November 8, 2019

The California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) announced its latest asset allocation shifts this week. The $242 billion dollar scheme is shifting assets away from traditional equities.

Brookfield Asset Management Launches Its Fifth PE Fund
November 6, 2019

The new Brookfield Capital Partners V reached total equity commitments of $9 billion, according to Brookfield Asset Management. The company released a statement this week outlining the goals of the private…

MBK Partners Eyes $6 Billion Buyout Fund
November 6, 2019

MBK Partners aims to raise up to $6 billion for a new buyout fund. The firm – operated by ex-Carlyle Group executives – could reach its first close by the…

AstraZeneca Launches $1 Billion Fund with CICC (with an AI Twist)
November 6, 2019

AstraZeneca, the British pharma giant, will launch a $1 billion fund with China International Capital Corporation (CICC).

HCM Capital to Launch Second, Larger Venture Fund
November 5, 2019

HCM Capital is reportedly exploring a new fund to invest in early tech startups. HCM Capital receives funding and support from Foxconn Technology Group. A report in Reuters notes that…

Ardevora Asset Management to Shut Its Trading Desk
November 4, 2019

Ardevora Asset Management will shutter its desk and outsource its trading and execution to Northern Trust. The TRADE first reported the development on Friday.