Citi Mortgage Hedge Fund Soars 16%

May 18 2011 | 11:57am ET

Citigroup can't win for losing. It apparently can't win for winning, either.

The banking giant said a mortgage hedge fund that almost exclusively manages its own capital is up 16% this year. The only problem is that, under the Volcker rule, it's either got to raise a lot more money for the $395 million vehicle, get rid of it or pull its own currently very profitable capital.

The bank may seek to do the former, Bloomberg News reports, prior to the implentation of the Volcker rule, which is likely several years off.

The Mortgage/Credit Opportunity Fund was launched in 2008 by former Halcyon Asset Management principal Rajesh Kumar. Citi seeded the fund, which invests in both commercial and residential mortgage bonds, with $200 million.

The fund returned 17% in the last eight months of 2008, 23% in 2009 and 26% last year.


In Depth

Virtu Celebrates Another Year Without a Single Day of Losses

Feb 26 2015 | 9:05am ET

High-frequency trading firm Virtu Financial Inc. reported another year without a...

Lifestyle

Hedge Fund Manager Out as Minnesota Wild Minority Owner

Feb 25 2015 | 2:45pm ET

New York hedge fund manager Philip Falcone is no longer a minority owner of the...

Guest Contributor

Risk: How To Get In Front Of The Problem

Feb 26 2015 | 9:53am ET

In considering the topic of risk in the hedge fund world, specifically, the oversight...

 

Editor's Note