Tuesday, 21 October 2014
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May 10 2010 | 1:14pm ET
It may not have struck gold yet, but Paulson & Co.’s new hedge fund dedicated to the precious metal is finally finding something other than negative returns.
The gold fund, which debuted in January and promptly lost 14%, is finally in the black after an almost 10% return last month. The fund, which has failed to attract much money other than that of firm founder John Paulson, is up more than 4% in the first four months of the year, Dow Jones Newswires reports.
April was a good month for Paulson in general. The firm’s Recovery fund, which invests in banks and other hard-hit financial institutions, returned 6.83% in April and is up more than 25% on the year.
Paulson’s other hedge funds also posted positive April returns—as did the average hedge fund, which returned slightly more than 1%, according to industry indices. The remaining funds in Paulson’s stable, including its flagship, are up between 6% and 10% through April.
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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