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Monday, July 02, 2007

Bear Stearns: Investors Will Know Losses by mid-July

by Calculated Risk on 7/02/2007 01:58:00 AM

From the WSJ: Bear Stearns Investors Await Tally on Losses

Investors in two Bear Stearns hedge funds will have to wait until as late as July 16 to learn how much money they have lost.

The Wall Street firm has had difficulty calculating the funds' fair value, apparently because many of the mortgage-related securities they hold are thinly traded and the market for them has been volatile.
Investors are watching the process closely because they believe that other hedge funds also are holding thinly traded mortgage-related securities, and they want to see how far Bear thinks their value has fallen.