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Behind Allianz’s $4 Billion Fund Blowup, Red Flags and Fat Fees

It’s every investor’s dream: Make money when markets go up, and when markets go down, and even when markets go practically nowhere. But inside Allianz SE, where a handful of hedge fund managers claimed they could do just that, few …

APCIA Joins Group Pushing for Reforms on Litigation Funding

A new advocate group in New York that counts the American Property Casualty Insurance Association (APCIA) as a member is looking to crack down on the practice of litigation funding. The Consumers for Fair Legal Funding (CFLF) said it is …

U.S. Pension Funds Sue Allianz After $4B in Coronavirus Losses

FRANKFURT — Pension funds for truckers, teachers and subway workers have lodged lawsuits in the United States against Germany’s Allianz, one of the world’s top asset managers, for failing to safeguard their investments during the coronavirus market meltdown. Market panic …

NY, Feds Sue ‘Pharma Bro’ for ‘Scheme’ to Keep Drug Price Up

NEW YORK — State and federal authorities sued imprisoned entrepreneur Martin Shkreli on Monday over tactics that shielded a profitable drug from competition after a price hike made the so-called “Pharma Bro” infamous. Shkreli was scorned as the bad-boy face …

Hedge Funds Buy Almost $500 Million in Claims From PG&E Vendors

Bankrupt utility giant PG&E Corp. owes a lot of money to a lot of businesses. A tree-trimming service. A California car dealership. A laundromat. Construction contractors galore. Now, hedge funds including Olympus Peak Asset Management LP and Whitebox Advisors LLC …

PG&E Posts $2.6 Billion Loss Stemming From Bankruptcy, Wildfires

PG&E Corp., the bankrupt California utility giant, reported a $2.6 billion second-quarter loss and said it expects more charges this year tied to wildfires that devastated the state in 2017 and 2018. The company, which didn’t provide an outlook for …

Senators Question Hedge Fund Lawsuit Speculation

Hedge funds have been speculating on lawsuits, a new form of financial engineering that some business interests say encourages wasteful courtroom warfare. Now two top Republican senators—Chuck Grassley of Iowa and John Cornyn of Texas—have a few questions of their …