Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Macquarie becomes the third similar fund to get into trouble after Basis Capital and Absolute Capital froze investors’ money, but it could mark a new, dangerous phase as the Fortress funds did not in fact have any direct exposure to US sub-prime mortgages

MacBank: brace for sub-prime loss

THE Australian fallout from the sub-prime loan crisis in the US worsened substantially last night after Macquarie Bank revealed that retail investors faced losses of up to 25 per cent in two of Macquarie's high-yield investment funds. Macquarie, known colloquially as the millionaires' factory because of the headline-grabbing size of its executives' pay packets, said last night that two of its funds which were marketed to smaller investors could lose a quarter of their value, or more than $300 million He also warned that the funds faced possible margin calls from their lenders if they could not sell enough assets to reduce leverage.

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  • THE Australian fallout from the sub-prime loan crisis in the US worsened substantially last night after Macquarie Bank revealed that retail investors faced losses of up to 25 per cent in two of Macquarie’s high-yield investment funds.

    ……….Oh dear….oh dear oh dear…

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