Wednesday, 22 October 2014
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Oct 18 2010 | 10:44am ET
Emerging markets hedge fund Covepoint Capital Advisors has followed up a big 2009 with a strong 2010.
The firm's $785 million Emerging Markets Macro fund is up 18.4% this year, Bloomberg News reports. The flagship soared almost 63% last year, thanks to a bet that Brazil would lower interest rates in the face of the financial crisis.
Firm founder Melissa Ko sees more such opportunities in the offing, especially in developed-market currencies.
"Our focus traditionally has been emerging-market currencies, but with the division between emerging markets and developed markets becoming more and more nebulous, we focus on G-10 currencies just as much," she told Bloomberg.
Covepont's newer Commodity Currency Fund isn't doing quite as well, having lost 1.54% this year after rising 4.96% in the last four months of last year.
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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