Paulson & Co Updates CNO Financial Group Position ~ market folly

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Paulson & Co Updates CNO Financial Group Position

John Paulson's hedge fund firm Paulson & Co has filed an amended 13D with the SEC regarding shares of CNO Financial Group (CNO).  Per the filing, Paulson now owns 4.7% of the company with just over 10.55 million shares.

This marks a slight decrease of 1.9 million shares in their aggregate common stock exposure since the end of the first quarter.  The filing was made due to activity on June 26th.  Their position includes 5 million shares issuable upon exercise of Warrants.

We covered Paulson's original 13D on CNO in 2009.

Per Google Finance, CNO Financial Group is "a holding company for a group of insurance companies operating throughout the United States, which develops, markets and administers health insurance, annuity, individual life insurance and other insurance products. The Company sells its products through three distribution channels: career agents, independent producers (some of whom sell one or more of its product lines exclusively) and direct marketing. The Company’s operating segments include Bankers Life, Washington National and Colonial Penn, which are defined on the basis of product distribution; Other CNO Business, and corporate operations, consisted of holding company activities and noninsurance company businesses."

You can view additional recent portfolio activity from Paulson here.

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