Carlson Capital - Investor Profile


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Investor Information:

2100 McKinney AvenueTotal AUM ($MM):8,000
Dallas, TX 75201Equity AUM ($MM):4,121
United StatesInvestment Style:Arbitrage
Phone: 214-932-9600 Orientation:Active
Fax: 214-932-9602 Investor Type:Hedge Fund Manager

Institutional Investor Background


Carlson Capital is a hedge fund manager that was founded in 1993 by President and Chief Investment Officer Clint Carlson, who was previously the head of risk arbitrage for the investment arm of the Bass Brothers organization. The firm manages the Black Diamond group of hedge funds, two separate managed accounts and one fund of hedge funds. The firm is based in Dallas and also has offices in London, New York and Connecticut.

Investor Regional and/or Country Focus: Europe, Global, North America

Founders and Key Executives of Carlson Capital: Clint Carlson; Mike McMahon; Jason Karp*; Ronald Hulme*

Entities related to Carlson Capital: Black Diamond Hedge Funds; Carlson Alternative Advisors; Carlson Capital LP; Double Black Diamond LP; Carlson Capital GP; Asgard Investment Corp; Carlson Offshore Advisors

Relevant Firms***: Tourbillon Capital Partners

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Carlson Capital's Top 10 Equity Holdings


Value
Company (Ticker) ($MM) Shares Change % Out
NRG Energy Inc (NRG) 139.83 5,278,499 2,426,565 1.71
Virgin Media Inc (VMED) 139.64 2,851,500 2,851,500 0.91
Bunge Ltd (BG) 131.32 1,778,625 1,107,235 1.21
Goldcorp Inc (USA) (GG) 127.09 3,779,050 1,523,950 0.47
Exelon Corp (EXC) 112.99 3,276,850 2,041,900 0.38
Transocean Inc (RIG) 105.55 2,031,323 -655,807 0.64
Wellpoint Inc (WLP) 92.72 1,400,000 1,400,000 0.42
Alterra Capital Holdings (ALTE) 89.00 2,826,377 1,403,477 2.81
Vodafone Group Plc (ADR) (VOD) 80.85 2,846,900 1,347,300 0.04
Nextera Energy (NEE) 80.58 1,037,315 1,037,315 0.25

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