Wednesday, 30 July 2014
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May 9 2011 | 1:29pm ET
Polygon Investment Partners' decision to focus on single-strategy funds as opposed to its multi-strategy flagship is paying off.
The London-based firm said both of the funds it launched in mid-2009 enjoyed a strong April. The larger fund, the US$250 million Polygon European Equity Opportunity Fund, rose 3.5% on the month, Dow Jones Newswires reports. The smaller US$115 million Convertible Opportunity Fund added less in April, with a 2.1% gain, but is up 9.7% on the year, compared to 4.5% for the Equity fund, which is managed by Polygon co-founder Reade Griffith.
Both funds returned in excess of 20% last year.
The good news follows a bittersweet month for Polygon, which finally completed the liquidation of its once-US$7.5 billion flagship Global Opportunities Fund. Polygon suspended redemptions from that fund and announced it would wind it down after it lost almost half of its value in 2008.
Jul 8 2014 | 10:48am ET
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