Thursday, 24 July 2014
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Feb 5 2010 | 3:57pm ET
It seems everything that John Paulson touches does not turn to gold, even if it is gold.
Paulson & Co.’s new gold hedge fund had a rough first month, dropping 14% in January, Bloomberg News reports. Paulson launched the fund at the beginning of the year to take advantage of a long-term rally in gold that pushed the value of the precious metal up 24% last year.
Paulson himself invested $250 million in the gold fund, which invests both in gold mining and production and bullion-related derivatives. The fund features a hefty $10 million minimum investment, as well as a three-year lockup, so skittish investors will have to live with their buyer’s remorse for some time.
It is not clear how gold’s decline in January affected the $32 billion hedge fund’s other products. Paulson had moved some 10% of the firm’s assets into gold last year.
Jul 8 2014 | 10:48am ET
The surge in derivatives regulation is among the most complex challenges facing the financial services industry today. Northern Trust’s Joshua Satten recently spoke with FINalternatives to share insights into the challenges presented by new regulation and explore how the industry is responding. Read more…