Tuesday, 21 October 2014
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Jan 4 2010 | 12:26pm ET
Activist hedge fund Third Point had a very good year, indeed.
The New York-based firm saw all four of its hedge funds soar at least 33% in 2009, according to a performance update obtained by Dealbreaker.com. Of course, its 2008 was worse than its 2009: The hedge fund, helmed by Daniel Loeb, lost 38% in the former.
Still, a strong December put Third Point closer to returning to its high-water mark. Its Ultra fund rose 5.3% to end the year up 44.2%. Its flagship Third Point Partners rose 5% last month to reach 38.2% on the year; the offshore version’s returns were 4.5% and 38.6%.
Third Point Partners Qualified added 4.4% in the last month of the year to finish 2009 up 33.3%.
Sep 22 2014 | 4:15pm ET
"I tell people that everybody likes good news and so if you have good performance that’s wonderful,” explains Mike McKitish of Peddie School's endowment, “but it’s the people that want to talk about the bad news or where they drifted and how they came back and how they stayed to their discipline…” that he wants to hear from. Read more…
Sep 30 2014 | 9:29am ET
The crisp Autumnal days of October are upon us, and so are a few of the hedge fund industry’s favorite charitable events. If you have never been to Rocktoberfest, well, you are missing out. And for a quieter evening of sipping and socializing, stop by HFC’s Wine Soiree. Read more…
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