Monday, 22 September 2014
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Jun 7 2010 | 1:57pm ET
Clarium Capital Management, the hedge fund run by PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel, hasn’t had much good news to give its dwindling band of investors recently. But the New York-based firm was able to offer some last week: A strong May had helped it cut its year-to-date loss almost in half.
Clarium rose about 4% in May, The Wall Street Journal reports. After dropping roughly 10% over the first four months of the year thanks to a difficult March and April, the hedge fund is now down only 6% on the year.
Last month’s gains may also have pushed Clarium’s assets back above $1 billion; once $7 billion, the firm’s assets had fallen to just $976 million after April’s decline.
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…
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