Puerto Rico in Distress

ABI Analysis

In the decade since hedge fund billionaire John Paulson took a grand gamble on Puerto Rico, he’s faced the wrath of the markets and mother nature. He’s navigated hurricanes, earthquakes, the pandemic and the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S.

An increasing number of creditors are pushing back against a plan to cut the debt load of Puerto Rico’s bankrupt power utility by 75%, with investors and insurers accounting for $3.6 billion of the bonds set to vote against the proposal, a lawyer warned yesterday, Bloomberg News reported.

A new plan for restructuring $10 billion in debt owed by Puerto Rico’s power company was filed late Friday in the latest attempt to end a lengthy bankruptcy process marked by acrimonious negotiations, the Associated Press reported. The plan filed by a federal control board that oversees the U.S.