Elliott Management Corp., a New York-based hedge fund that invested in distressed Argentine government bonds well over a decade ago, will have made a $2.4 billion profit on its wager once this week's settlement is finalized, the Wall Street Journal said.
US district judge Thomas Griesa has said he would wait for a decision on a pending appeal before ordering Citigroup to comply with a subpoena served by holdout investors seeking details of any threats from Argentina to process payments the court had blocked.
The following article by Peter Eavis and Alexandra Stevenson was published in The New York Times and addresses the current litigation between Argentina and the speculative funds. The hedge fund firm of billionaire Paul E. Singer has about 300 employees, yet it has managed to force Argentina, a nation of 41 million people, into a position where it now has to contemplate a humbling surrender.
The holdout hedge fund Elliott Management Corp representative emerged on Friday from five hours of meetings in New York with a court-appointed mediator, claiming the Argentine government still refuses to have negotiation years after its historic default.
Argentine Economy minister Axel Kicillof responded fiercely to criticisms directed at him and the Argentine government by Elliott Management portfolio manager Jay Newman, reminding the representative of the holdout investors that they have never lent a cent to Argentina.
Elliott Management portfolio manager Jay Newman has revealed that the holdout hedge fund would be willing to give the Argentine government more time to negotiate following the nation's reverse in the US Supreme Court, while criticizing Economy minister Axel Kicillof for not meeting with the so-called 'vulture funds'.
The NML Capital hedge fund is ready to meet and negotiate directly with Argentine Economy minister Axel Kicillof and is willing to do so on Thursday, according to a top-ranking executive of the hedge fund involved in a long standing litigation with the Argentine government over defaulted debt.
One of the holdout hedge funds involved in the lawsuit against the Argentine government over pending debt from the 2001 bonds default, pointed out on Tuesday that the agreements struck by Argentina with Spanish oil and conglomerate Repsol and the Paris Club are good examples for the basis of an eventual understanding.
Holdout investors involved in litigation with Argentina over sovereign debt said on Monday they have not met with the government to negotiate a settlement on defaulted debt, and accused Buenos Aires of refusing to enter talks as a 30-day countdown to default begins.
Following Argentina's agreement to resolve its 9.7bn debt to Paris Club member nations within five years, American Task Force Argentina co-chairs Robert Shapiro and Ambassador Nancy Soderberg have declared their support for Argentina's pledge to act responsibly and encouraged the Argentine government to go further.