FRANKFURT – George Soros wants to invest in Europe’s financial sector, according to a German magazine’s interview with the billionaire investor on Sunday.
“I believe in the euro,” weekly Der Spiegel quoted him as saying. “Therefore my investment team is looking forward to make a lot of money soon in Europe by, for example, pumping money in banks which urgently need capital,” he added, noting the eurozone needs this kind of private investment right now.
Soros, who founded Soros Fund Management, is one of the hedge fund industry’s most closely watched investors.
Soros told Der Spiegel his management team was also considering investing in Greece. “The economic conditions in the country have improved.
The question now is whether one can earn money there on a sustainable basis. If that is possible we will invest,” he said. [Reuters]