Energy Hedge Funds Dropping Like Flies In Europe

Jul 2 2010 | 1:46pm ET

Tough times for European energy markets are turning into a bloodbath for European energy hedge funds.

At least six have called it quits this year, leaving only about 30 or so hedge funds actively trading in the European energy markets, Bloomberg News reports. Four of the collapses and closures have occurred in the last two months alone.

All told, the half-dozen closed funds managed more than US$158 million.

Among the casualties are London-based Rampart Capital, which said it failed to reach “critical mass” in the nine months since it launched, Amsterdam-based Energy Capital Management’s MMT Energy Fund, which has posted poor performance for more than a year, and Orkla Finans’s Energy Fund.

“I certainly can’t think of a period when so many funds in the sector called it a day,” Fraser McKenzie of fund of energy hedge funds 47 Degrees North Capital Management told Bloomberg.


In Depth

Q&A: Decathlon Capital On Revenue-Based Alternative Lending

Oct 30 2017 | 3:49pm ET

The explosion in private credit activity since the end of the financial crisis is...

Lifestyle

CFA Institute To Add Computer Science To Exam Curriculum

May 24 2017 | 9:25pm ET

Starting in 2019, financial industry executives sitting for the coveted Chartered...

Guest Contributor

Saxby: Not All EBITDA Is Created Equal

Nov 30 2017 | 8:02pm ET

Record levels of dry powder are driving competition among private equity firms to...

 

From the current issue of