PointState Capital Reveals Stake in iStar Financial (SFI) ~ market folly

Monday, March 18, 2013

PointState Capital Reveals Stake in iStar Financial (SFI)

On Friday, Zach Schreiber's hedge fund PointState Capital filed a 13G with the SEC regarding shares of iStar Financial (SFI).  Per the filing, PointState has revealed a brand new equity position in the company.

The hedge fund firm now owns a 6.5% stake in SFI with 5,492,500 shares and the filing was required due to portfolio activity on March 5th.

PointState was founded by former Duquesne Capital employees with seed capital from Stanley Druckenmiller after he wound down Duquesne as well as capital from other former investors in Duquesne.  We recently highlighted lessons from Druckenmiller, which has been a popular post.  Druckenmiller also gave a rare interview recently.

Per Google Finance, iStar Financial is "a fully integrated finance and investment company focused on the commercial real estate industry. The Company provides investment capital to high-end private and corporate owners of real estate and invests directly across a range of real estate sectors. The Company is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company operates in three segments: lending, net leasing and real estate investment."

A few months ago, we also highlighted other portfolio activity from PointState.

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