BlueGold Bounces Back With Big March

Apr 12 2010 | 1:32pm ET

Through the end of February, BlueGold Capital Management found itself in an unfamiliar place: negative territory. But a torrid March has pushed the firm, which has returned some 380% since inception two years ago, back into the black.

The London-based energy hedge fund soared 12.5% last month, Bloomberg News reports. The average hedge fund managed a return closer to 2.5%, and even the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index’s 5.88% jump was left in the dust.

The strong March leaves BlueGold up 1.5% this year, an impressive turnaround from February, when US$1.7 billion firm was forced to deny rumors that is was liquidating its portfolio and closing its doors. Through early February, BlueGold was down about 11%.

BlueGold’s turnaround coincides with that of oil prices. Crude oil traded in New York was down 8% in early February, accounting for the hedge fund’s difficulties, but is now up 7.4% on the year.


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