Soros Fund Boosts GLD Position in Third Quarter

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information regarding Soros Fund Management’s top holdings in the Financial sector for the quarter ending September 30th, 2011. The firm held 83 stocks in the Financial sector at the end of the quarter with an aggregate market value of $109.704 million.

  • Credicorp Ltd. (NYSE:BAP): On 06/30/2011 reported holding 155,960 shares with a market value of $13,428,156. This comprised 0.36% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011 reported holding 147,260 shares with a market value of $13,577,372. This comprised 0.65% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -8,700. About Company: Credicorp Limited is a holding company for Banco de Credito del Peru, El Pacifico-Peruano Suiza Insurance Company and Atlantic Security Holding Corporation, among others. Credicorp provides a full range of financial services including commercial banking, corporate finance, brokerage services, asset management, trust and insurance.
  • E-house (NASDAQ:CHINA) Holdings Limited (NYSE:EJ): On 06/30/2011 reported holding 1,100,000 shares with a market value of $10,791,000. This comprised 0.29% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011 reported holding 1,850,000 shares with a market value of $10,711,500. This comprised 0.51% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 750,000. About Company: E-House China Holdings Ltd. offers real estate services. The Company offers primary real estate agency services to residential real estate developers; lists and brokers properties for resale; and offers land acquisition consulting and property development consulting services.
  • Banco Bradesco S.a. (NYSE:BBD): On 06/30/2011 reported holding 0 shares. On 09/30/2011 reported holding 588,000 shares with a market value of $8,696,520. This comprised 0.42% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 588,000. About Company: Banco Bradesco S.A. attracts deposits and offers commercial banking services. The Bank offers business loans, personal credit, mortgages, lease financing, mutual funds, securities brokerage, and Internet banking services. Bradesco operates in Brazil and Argentina, the United States, the Cayman Islands, and the United Kingdom. Bradesco offers credit cards, insurance, and pension funds.
  • Spdr Gold Shares (NYSEARCA:GLD): On 06/30/2011 reported holding 42,800 shares with a market value of $6,248,800. This comprised 0.17% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011 reported holding 48,350 shares with a market value of $7,642,201. This comprised 0.37% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 5,550. About Company: SPDR Gold Trust is an investment fund incorporated in the USA. The investment objective of the Trust is for the Shares to reflect the performance of the price of gold bullion, less the Trust’s expenses. The Trust holds gold and is expected from time to time to issue Baskets in exchange for deposits of gold and to distribute gold in connection with redemptions of Baskets.
  • Great Basin Gold Ltd. (NYSE:GBN): On 06/30/2011 reported holding 6,677,400 shares with a market value of $13,955,765. This comprised 0.37% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011 reported holding 3,927,400 shares with a market value of $6,637,306. This comprised 0.32% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -2,750,000.
  • Ishares Barclays 20+ Year Treas Bond (NYSE:TLT): On 06/30/2011 reported holding 0 shares. On 09/30/2011 reported holding 50,000 shares with a market value of $6,040,000. This comprised 0.29% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 50,000. About Company: iShares Barclays 20+ Year Treasury Bond Fund is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA. The Fund seeks results that correspond to the price and yield performance of the United States Treasury market as defined by the Barclays Capital 20+ Year Treasury Index. The Fund invests 95% of its assets in US Government bonds.
  • Spdr S&p Retail (NYSE:XRT): On 06/30/2011 reported holding 0 shares. On 09/30/2011 reported holding 125,000 shares with a market value of $5,777,500. This comprised 0.28% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 125,000. About Company: SPDR S&P Retail ETF is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA. The Fund’s objective is to replicate as closely as possible the performance of the S&P Retail Select Industry Index, an equal-weighted index.
  • Everest Re Group Ltd. (NYSE:RE): On 06/30/2011 reported holding 45,000 shares with a market value of $3,678,750. This comprised 0.1% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011 reported holding 43,300 shares with a market value of $3,437,154. This comprised 0.16% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -1,700. About Company: Everest Re Group, Ltd. provides reinsurance to property and casualty insurers in the United States and international markets. The Company also provides property and casualty insurance to policyholders in the United States and Canada. In addition, Everest Re offers excess and surplus lines insurance in the United States.
  • Partnerre Ltd. (NYSE:PRE): On 06/30/2011 reported holding 52,500 shares with a market value of $3,614,625. This comprised 0.1% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011 reported holding 52,500 shares with a market value of $2,744,175. This comprised 0.13% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 0. About Company: PartnerRe Ltd. provides multi-line reinsurance to insurance companies on a worldwide basis through its wholly owned subsidiaries. The Company offers catastrophe, property, automobile, marine, space and aviation, credit/surety, miscellaneous casualty lines, life/annuity. and health.
  • Ocwen Financial Corp. (NYSE:OCN): On 06/30/2011 reported holding 18,400 shares with a market value of $234,784. This comprised 0.01% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011 reported holding 200,000 shares with a market value of $2,642,000. This comprised 0.13% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 181,600. About Company: Ocwen Financial Corporation is diversified financial services holding company. The Company’s primary businesses are the acquisition, servicing and resolution of sub-performing and nonperforming residential and commercial mortgage loans, as well as the related development of loan servicing technology and business-to business e-commerce solutions for the mortgage and real estate industries.

(Note: Data regarding Soros Fund Management’s stock holdings are sourced from whalewisdom.com. All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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