Tuesday, 30 September 2014
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Dec 15 2010 | 1:49am ET
A pair of prominent commodities hedge funds have reaped rich returns in 2010.
Clive Capital's eponymous fund and the Merchant Commodity Fund are both up by double-digits, well ahead of the average hedge fund. The returns are particularly impressive for Merchant, headed by former Cargill traders Michael Coleman and Doug King, as the US$1.4 billion fund was down almost 20% through the first four months of the year and stayed in the red until it posted a 12.7% return in September.
The fund, which has enjoyed positive returns for seven straight years, is up 14.4% this year, despite losing 4.6% last month, Bloomberg News reports. The fund blamed the setback, its biggest drop since April, on agriculture trading, calling November "the most volatile month in commodities for over a year."
The US$4 billion Clive Fund is up 11.3% this year after returned 0.56% last month.
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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