#HedgePapers No. 20 – New York City’s Public Pension Vultures In Puerto Rico

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Hedge Funds Preying on Puerto Rico Manage Over $550 Million in NYCERS Funds Puerto Rico’s 3.5 million residents face frightening austerity measures in an economic crisis that is unfolding rapidly. Hedge funds have been buying up a large portion of the island’s debt, sometimes for pennies on the dollar. These hedge funds are betting on big profits if Puerto Rico is not permitted to declare bankruptcy or refinance its $72 billion debt and is forced to repay all creditors in full....
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Partner Paper No. 1 – Hedge Funds Attack American Neighborhoods… Again

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HEDGE FUNDS ATTACK AMERICAN NEIGHBORHOODS – AGAIN A new report by our colleagues at the Center for Popular Democracy and the ACCE Institute uncovers how hedge funds and private equity firms have quietly amassed mortgage notes to 200,000 homes in communities around the USA — and they’re getting special treatment from the government to aid their conquests.  ...
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#Hedgepapers No. 14: The Gift of Greed – How Hedge Fund Philanthropists Increase Inequality

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The Gift of Greed: How Hedge fund Philanthropists Increase Inequality “Consider this … your Yom Kippur. You’re going to donate a lot of money. Not enough, obviously, to offset all the s- you’ve done, but a lot.” – Jon Stewart at Robin Hood Foundation gala in 2009[1] The governing boards of the Robin Hood Foundation, an anti-poverty charity, are a picture of the extreme and growing concentration of wealth in American society....
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#HedgePaper No. 12 – Cancerous Cash

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CANCEROUS CASH: HOW HEDGE FUNDS DESTROY AMERICAN HEALTH If you’re not looking carefully, you would never know that the Sohn Conference is actually a fundraiser for pediatric cancer – the promoters behind the event pretty much describe it as a hedge fund beauty pageant. » read more...
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