General Motors Corp.’s bankruptcy, which wiped out shareholders and left taxpayers on the hook for billions of dollars, is generating a new wave of profit for hedge funds that supersized their claim by betting on an obscure pool of GM debt issued in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia.
Dell Inc. Chief Executive Officer Michael Dell won shareholder approval for a planned $24.9 billion buyout, capping a seven-month standoff with investors and gaining free rein to attempt a turnaround of the struggling personal-computer maker outside the glare of public markets.
Hedge-fund managers almost tripled their holdings of Dell Inc. common shares in the second quarter while traditional mutual-fund firms cut their stakes in the computer maker, a trend that could boost Michael Dell’s bid to take his company private.
Nomura Holdings Inc., Japan’s biggest brokerage, hired top-rated Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. analyst Michael Nathanson as head of U.S. media and telecommunications equity research, according to a person familiar with the matter.
Billionaire Paul Singer has denied he owns credit-default swaps that would allow him to profit if Argentina shirks a court order requiring it pay him in full and halts payments. That hasn’t stopped Argentina from repeating the claim as its bond risk soars to the highest in the world.
For all the embarrassment billionaire Paul Singer caused Argentina by seizing one of its navy ships, the biggest triumph in a decade-long dispute brings him just 1 percent closer to recouping his $1.6 billion claim.