Pershing Square International Loses 2.2% In May

Jun 4 2010 | 11:48am ET

William Ackman's Pershing Square International took a hit in May, losing -2.2% net. But news isn't all bad for the hedge fund giant.

The year-to-date returns for the international fund stand at 5.9% net, according to an investor letter obtained by Wall Street tabloid Dealbreaker.

The international fund, which invests in commercial services, financial services, the food and beverage sector, real estate investment trusts, restaurants and retail is long credit default swaps with a notional exposure of approximately $3.2 billion. It currently has $4.1 billion in assets under management.

May proved tough for many of Pershing Square's peers, with firms such as Third Point, Paulson & Co, SAC Capital Advisors and Citadel Investment Group bleeding red during the month. According to the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index, the average hedge fund lost -2.64% in May.

Pershing Square Capital Management (which includes Pershing Square, L.P., Pershing Square International, Ltd. and Pershing Square II, L.P) has assets under management totaling approximately $6.5 billion.


In Depth

'Smart Beta' Funds In Regulators' Sights, Hedgies May Be Next

Mar 26 2015 | 11:11am ET

Funds that mimic strategies used by active managers for a fraction of the cost could...

Lifestyle

Study: Both Marriage and Divorce Lead to Negative Hedge Fund Performance

Mar 25 2015 | 6:51pm ET

Trouble at home leads to trouble in the market for fund managers, according to researchers...

Guest Contributor

The Life Settlement: Yield For The Investor And Cash For The Consumer

Mar 31 2015 | 6:48am ET

Investors are languishing in a yield-starved, low-interest rate environment, looking...

 

Sponsored Content

    Mar 9 2015 | 6:35am ET

    Kelly RodriquesKelly RodriquesAs more investors look to diversify, many are beginning to use retirement funds to invest in alternative assets such as private equity and real estate. Kelly Rodriques, CEO & President of PENSCO Trust Company, explains how companies can connect with those looking to use their retirement accounts in a different way. Read more…

Editor's Note