Tuesday, 21 October 2014
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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%.
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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