Tiger Asia Down 16% As Shorts Keep Suffering

May 24 2011 | 1:43pm ET

If Tiger Asia Management founder Bill Hwang was "disappointed" with his hedge fund's 0.5% return last year, he must be beside himself about its performance this year.

New York-based Tiger Asia is down 16% through the middle of May—and that's after accounting for its 10% rise during this month's first two weeks. As with last year, when "shorts were a major drag on returns," so again this year—Tiger Asia has been battered by its shorts in 2011, especially against Chinese stocks.


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