BlueGold Down 26% In May’s First Days

May 17 2011 | 1:59am ET

The first week of May is getting worse and worse for BlueGold Capital Management with each new report.

The London-based commodity hedge fund, which was originally reported to have suffered “double-digit” losses, later quantified to a 20% drop during the week’s oil rout, actually lost 26%—twice as much as oil dropped during the week.

The grim new figures come from two Bloomberg News sources; it is not clear how the fund has performed since May 6. Oil has bounced back somewhat, rising about 2.5% last week.

BlueGold had been up 16.6% through April.

The collapse comes little more than a year after the US$2.3 billion firm was forced to deny liquidation rumors after losing 11% during 2010’s first few weeks. The fund remained in the red until December, when it soared 23% to ensure a 13% return on the year.


In Depth

GSAM's Papagiannis: Liquid Alternatives For The Long Run

Apr 21 2017 | 8:44pm ET

Interest in liquid alternatives cooled a bit last year amid a broad shift in investor...

Lifestyle

Aston Martin Returns To Debt Market As DB11 Drives Turnaround

Mar 31 2017 | 5:21pm ET

James Bond’s preferred carmaker is returning to the public debt markets for the...

Guest Contributor

Debunking Conventional Investment Wisdom (Part II)

Apr 17 2017 | 5:56pm ET

The alternative investment industry is currently replete with buzzwords around data...

 

From the current issue of