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Pershing Square takes big stakes in Fannie, Freddie

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According to Business Insider, Bill Ackman's hedge fund Pershing Square has taken a 9.77% stake in mortgage giant Freddie Mac, and a 9.98% stake in Fannie Mae.  

"This proposal is about the future," Berkowitz said in a CNBC interview yesterday, later adding, "We are apolitical, we will do it any way government wants."

This after yesterday Bruce Berkowitz of Fairholme Capital Management announced that he and other investors were willing to buy and recapitalize Freddie Mac and its sister company Fannie Mae.

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