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Author Archive - Thierry Turna

Crispin Odey

Odey, Egerton and Marshall Wace’s Short on Alcatel Lucent (ALU) and Peugeot

According to the AMF on Friday, three hedge funds are reducing their short position in Alcatel Lucent SA (NYSE:ALU): The British management company Odey......(read more)
Jim Chanos puppeteer

Hedge Funds Betting Against Britain’s High Street Companies

According to : The secretive financiers have bet millions of pounds that companies including WH Smith, Home Retail Group, Ocado, Sainsbury......(read more)
Alcatel Lucent SA (ADR) (NYSE:ALU)

AKO Capital and Marshall Wace Shorting Alcatel Lucent (ALU)

The latest publication (AMF) of the short positions for Alcatel Lucent (NYSE:ALU) shows that  British hedge fund AKO Capital Fund Limited reduced its......(read more)
Veolia Environnement SA (ADR) (NYSE:VE)

European Hedge Fund News: Alcatel-Lucent SA, Veolia Environnement Ve

Edoma Partners, a hedge fund founded in 2010 by former Goldman Sachs manager Pierre-Henri Flamand, has lost two of his associates, Oliver Haslam and Casper......(read more)
Alcatel Lucent SA (ADR) (NYSE:ALU)

European Stocks: Goldman Sachs-Coatue Offshore on Technicolor, Credit Suisse on ALU,Swan Capital’s new Alpha Fund

Goldman Sachs’ target price for  TECHNICOLOR (NYSE :TCH ), Goldman Sachs raised its price target on Technicolor from 1.30 to 2.20 Euros. The announcement......(read more)
Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc (ADR) (NYSE:RBS)

Europe’s Lowest “Price to Book” Banking Stocks

The most discounted 15 largest European banks (Latribune) According to data provided by Capital IQ, French banks display the lowest “price to book......(read more)

Eurokahedge Hedge Fund Index, KKR-Wendel Sells Legrand Stake

The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index gained 1.88% in October as optimism returned to the global economy and markets posted strong rallies. The MSCI World......(read more)
Largest Financial Services Companies

European Fund News: Exane, Julius Baer, Edifice Capital

Exane suffers from its ties with BNP Paribas The investment company Exane, last year, renewed its partnership agreement, signed in 2004, by which BNP......(read more)

Emerging Markets’ Returns Are Horrible

The MSCI Emerging Markets declined over 20% since July (LaTribune). The HSBC EMI(emerging market index) dropped to 51.9 in the third quarter compared......(read more)

Details of the European Debt Crisis Deal

It was guessed that the Euro member countries would have difficulty in agreeing and that was the case. The negotiations to save Greece lasted ten hours......(read more)

European Hedge Fund News

French hedge fund industry rising: According to InvestmentEurope, The French hedge fund industry is doing well; There is a rumour that ex-Gartmore manager......(read more)

Impact of Fund Size and Age on Hedge Fund Performance

According to a recent study published by PerTrac, small hedge funds outperform mid-size and large funds, and young funds outperform older funds. The small......(read more)
Dow Jones Industrial Average 2 Minute (INDEXDJX:^DJI)

Hedge Fund Index Returns in August: Eurekahedge, Lyxor, Credit Suisse

The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index dropped 2.13% in August, with waning confidence of investors in the market and concerns over European debt crisis, but......(read more)
Biggest IPOs in US History

European Stocks News, Ireland’s Recovery $VE

Goldman Sachs removed SAFRAN (Safran is the third biggest player in the European industry of the aerospace/defence (behind EADS and BAE) off its list......(read more)

Dominique Strauss-Kahn: Greece will Default, Accept to Take the Loss

Dominique Strauss-Kahn thinks Greece will default. Dominique Strauss-Kahn acknowledged having committed a mistake for what he called a “moral failing......(read more)
Jim Chanos puppeteer

Lansdowne UK Equity Fund Reduced its EADS Short $EAD $BA $ALU

The publication of the short positions for EADS shows that Lansdowne UK Equity Fund Limited reduced its net short position in EADS to 0.797% of issued......(read more)

William Browder Hermitage Capital Management Interview

William Browder, the Founder of the hedge fund Hermitage Capital Management, is afraid of the market and he has completely changed his style of management......(read more)

Transatlantic Trends 2011 : Americans Don’t Care About Europeans Anymore

Translantic Trends 2011 shows that 51% of Americans believe that Asian countries such as China, Japan, or South Korea, were more important to their country......(read more)
JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM)

European Stocks: PagesJaunes, LVMH, Compagnie des Alpes, Total

Yellow Pages (PagesJaunes):JP Morgan’s negative recommendation JPMorgan lowered its recommendation from neutral to underweight on yellow pages (pagesjaunes......(read more)

Everett Ehrlich: Hedge Funds Are to the Rescue

Dr. Everett Ehrlich, President of ESC Company, has just published a report, “The Changing Role of Hedge Funds in the Global Economy”, on hedge......(read more)
Largest Financial Services Companies

Christine Lagarde Will Become Unwanted in Europe

Christine Lagarde will soon become unwanted in Europe. The losses of European banking shares accelerated after the speech of IMF president, Christine......(read more)
Natixis Global Asset Management

Natixis Global Continues Its Acquisitions

Natixis Global continues its acquisition with a majority stake in Darius Capital Partners. French Fund Natixis Global Asset Management announced on September......(read more)

Monetary Tightening Ends in Europe

Monetary tightening ends in Europe. The European central bank reinforced its position that more interest rate increases were now excluded, causing the......(read more)

Portugal is Heading Towards Default

This week 3 European countries borrowed from international markets: France, Portugal, and Greece. We can see how much confidence the international investors......(read more)
Paul Ruddock

Lansdowne Partners and CQS Shorting French Stocks

The latest publication (AMF) of the short positions for UNIBAIL-RODAMCO SE (French-Dutch Company, the largest commercial real estate company in Europe......(read more)
hedge fund research

Soros Fund Management Invests in French Company

Soros Fund Management disclosed a large stake in a French automotive company. According to French newspaper Le Figaro, the legendary investor George Soros......(read more)
David E. Shaw Vertex Pharmaceutical

Citadel and D.E Shaw Valence Portfolios’ short positions in Alcatel-Lucent $ALU

Citadel and D.E Shaw revealed their short positions in Alcatel-Lucent. This is the first time this year D.E. Shaw shows interest in shorting Alcatel-Lucent......(read more)

Laurence Parisot: European Debt Crisis is an American Conspiracy

Laurence Parisot, the president of MEDEF (the largest union of employers in France), blamed American media for destabilizing the banks in euro zone. Her......(read more)
Dow Jones Industrial Average 2 Minute (INDEXDJX:^DJI)

Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index and Hedge Fund Performance

According to the latest press release by Credit Suisse Index Co., The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index had an increase of 0.69% in July with six......(read more)

European Banks Losing Confidence in Each Other

The euro zone banks deposited more than 90 billion emergency deposits on Thursday in the European central Bank; this move is interpreted as that they......(read more)
Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC)

World’s 50 Safest Banks in 2011

According to the annual ranking of Global Finance Magazine, The following is the list of World’s 50 safest banks: The methodology is based on the banks......(read more)

Latest GDP Growth Rates in Europe: Desperately Seeking Growth

The growth figures have just been published throughout Europe for the second quarter of 2011. Unfortunately the numbers are not satisfactory and the austerity......(read more)
Paul Ruddock

Lansdowne Increased its EADS Shorts

The latest publication (AMF) of the short positions for EADS (The European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company N.V. shows that Lansdowne UK Equity Fund......(read more)

France And Switzerland Are Trying To Seduce More Hedge Funds

The latest estimations of Celent and Eurekahedge indicate that 43% of European hedge funds’ headquarters are located in the UK, 9% in Switzerland and......(read more)

Citadel’s Transactions in France, Egerton’s Short Position

Hedge Funds profit from the volatility of the markets: The latest publication of the short positions for French telecommunication industry......(read more)
Largest Financial Services Companies

European Countries Ban Short-Selling

France and 3 other European countries (Italy, Spain, Belgium) ban short-selling on banking and financial stocks. French financial authority banned short......(read more)

First DSK and Now Madame Lagarde: IMF Faces Another Scandal

Last week, a French public prosecutor demanded a judicial inquiry into ex- French Finance minister Lagarde’s suspected engagement in the legal battle......(read more)
Barclays PLC (ADR) (NYSE:BCS)

Societe Generale Asked the Authorities to Start A Witch Hunt

European markets recovered some of Wednesday’s losses. Stock markets rose but stayed volatile. Fears and worries over European debt crisis are still......(read more)
Largest Financial Services Companies

European Stocks Plunged, Led by French banks

European stocks tumbled Wednesday with growing fears (and rumors) that France’s AAA rating might be downgraded. Markets fear that The French banks have......(read more)