Red Kite Investors Plan No Flights After Brutal Jan.

Feb 16 2007 | 12:52pm ET

Hedge fund managers take note: If you plan on losing 30% in a month, it helps to have tripled your clients’ money in the previous calendar year.

Metals-trading hedge fund Red Kite plummeted by about a third last month, battered by dropping copper prices. But the fund, which extended to 45 days the notice required to redeem investments in the wake of the loss, said in a statement today it hasn’t seen an avalanche of redemption requests.

“Our investor base, including all of our major investors, has given us strong support and encouragement for the future,” London- and New York-based RK Capital Management, which runs Red Kite, said. Investors had until yesterday to request withdrawals on March 31, and RK characterized the number of such requests as “insignificant.”

The bad news about January came after Red Kite posted a year of the ages in 2006, returning 188%.


In Depth

Q&A: Brevan Howard’s Charlotte Valeur Talks Strategy

Sep 18 2014 | 11:18am ET

Charlotte Valeur chairs the board of Brevan Howard Credit Catalysts, an LSE listed...

Lifestyle

Hedgies Rock Out For Children's Charity

Sep 15 2014 | 8:40am ET

It's that time of year again—when hedgies trade in their spreadsheets for guitars...

Guest Contributor

Volkered: How Financial Sector Reforms are Creating Opportunities for Hedge Funds

Sep 16 2014 | 11:28am ET

New regulations have dramatically curtailed proprietary trading activity in investment...

 

Editor's Note

    Get A Sneak Peak Of The Alpha Pages

    Aug 25 2014 | 11:21am ET

    As many of you know, FINalternatives was recently acquired by the owners of Futures magazine, a firm called The Alpha Pages LLC. Today marks the soft-launch of a new sister site for both publications. As its name suggests, The Alpha Pages will cover all types of alternative investments, going far beyond the more well-known ones such as hedge funds and private equity. Read more…

 

Futures Magazine

September 2014 Cover

The London Whale: Rogue risk management

Credit default swaps brought down the London Whale and cost JPMorgan $6.2 billion. Here is how it happened.

The Alpha Pages

TAP July/August 2014 Cover

The Alpha Pages Interview: Senator Rand Paul

Senator Paul sat down in the debut series of the Alpha Pages Interview to discuss the broken tax code, regulation surrounding Bitcoin, and his plans for the 2016 Presidential election.