On a dreary Monday morning in May, rain pelts the windows of Omega Advisors Inc.’s 31st-floor conference room in New York. Inside, Leon Cooperman and his 14 analysts are trying to come up with ways to make money amid squalling markets. In a single dismal month, half of the hedge fund’s gains for the year have evaporated.
The stock market’s decline this year is healthy and the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index probably will end 2014 higher, Leon Cooperman, chairman of hedge fund Omega Advisors Inc., said on Bloomberg Television.
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PennyMac Financial Services Inc., the mortgage company founded by former Countrywide Financial Corp. executives, rose 9 percent after Omega Advisors Inc.’s Leon Cooperman disclosed his hedge funds control a 22 percent stake.