Institutional Analyst Inc.'s Blog – August 2011 Archive (2)

'It's a very good time to be an LP'

Schloss: It's a very good time to be an LP. It's always a good time to be a GP. [Laughter] But in the good old days, private equity invested capital in three years, then it's back to raising the next fund. The next fund would be 1-1/2 to 2 times as big as the old fund, though the results of the prior fund wouldn't be apparent. Unless it blew up right away, the presumption was it's good. The GP says it's good. If the economy is going up, it is good, but it is on paper.



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Added by Institutional Analyst Inc. on August 22, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

Guess Who’s Getting Crushed By Hewlett-Packard? John Paulson.

It’s hard to feel bad for a guy who cashed a $5 billion paycheck last year. But we are feeling mild twinges of pity for hedge-fund billionaire John Paulson.



His hedge fund this year is getting crushed by falling stock prices of financial stocks. He was taking it on the chin thanks to declines in mining shares, though many of those stocks are perking up lately. And now — sorry, John — his Hewlett-Packard investment is blowing up in his face.



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Added by Institutional Analyst Inc. on August 22, 2011 at 10:15am — No Comments

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