Friday, September 07, 2007

Goldman makes $300m from fund rescue

Goldman Sachs made $300m last month from the rescue of one of the investment bank’s troubled hedge funds, even as external investors lost more than a fifth of their money. The bank’s Global Equity Opportunities fund, into which it injected $2bn of its own money as part of a $3bn bail-out last month, recovered strongly after the rescue but still underperformed badly for August as a whole. The paper profit positions Goldman as a big beneficiary of last month’s credit squeeze and will boost quarterly profits when the bank reports 3Q results in a fortnight, although it is also likely to suffer from a drop in the value of debt not yet syndicated.

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Lunch is for wimps

Lunch is for wimps
It's not a question of enough, pal. It's a zero sum game, somebody wins, somebody loses. Money itself isn't lost or made, it's simply transferred from one perception to another.