Wednesday, 22 October 2014
Last updated 14 hours ago
Sep 24 2010 | 11:51am ET
In its second full year, one brotherly hedge fund has really hit its stride. The European long/short fund run by Caxton Associates and SAC Capital Advisors veterans Abe and Jack Eisenstat has soared 24.75% this year.
The firm, called Dabroes Management—what else?—has enjoyed one of the strongest years of any hedge fund after rising 5% last month. The average hedge fund is up about 2% this year, according to most hedge fund indices.
The results are a striking turnaround for Dabroes, which lost about 2% last year, when the average hedge fund returned approximately 20%. The $750 million firm survived its early troubles thanks to its year-long lockup and the way the firm set up the business during the financial crisis, MarketWatch reports.
The broes in question managed a similar hedge fund at Caxton for five years before leaving the firm to found Dabroes. They also ran a European long/short fund at SAC from December 2000 to March 2003.
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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