Tuesday, 1 December 2015
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Jul 8 2010 | 2:08pm ET
John Paulson’s remarkable string of success is in jeopardy after a brutal June left his flagship hedge fund down nearly 9% on the year.
Paulson & Co.’s Advantage Plus Fund lost 6.9% last month. The fund is now down 8.8% through the first six months of the year, all of the losses coming during the second quarter.
Paulson’s funds have enjoyed double-digit returns in each of the last three years after the New York-based firm burst upon the scene in 2007 with a triple-digit return, betting against the subprime mortgage market.
This year, Paulson’s bullish bets on financial stocks seem to have taken its toll. And despite the poor performance and some unfriendly employment numbers, the firm is said to be sticking to its positions.
Those bets took a particular toll on Paulson’s Recovery Fund, which took a 12% beating last month. But the fund is still up 9% on the year. The firm’s gold fund also enjoyed the first half, rising 13%, and especially June, when it rose 7.3%.
Paulson’s Advantage fund, by contrast, had a rough first half, dropping 5.8% over the period, including a 4.4% June swoon.
Oct 21 2015 | 10:41am ET
One of the most unique charity benefits in the hedge fund industry, A Leg To Stand On's (ALTSO's) Hedge Fund Rocktoberfest - NYC, raised nearly $500,000 last Thursday thanks to the generous support of major sponsors and nearly 1,400 attendees from the Tri-State finance, business and hedge fund communities. Read more…