Paulson Down 38.7% After Rough Third Week Of August

Aug 25 2011 | 12:58am ET

With every passing day, Paulson & Co.'s August—and its 2011—is looking bleaker and bleaker.

The New York-based hedge fund giant's largest offering, Advantage Plus, extended its losses last week to 38.7% on the year. The fund had been down 34% through two weeks of the month and is now down 21.7% on the month through Friday, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Worse still for Paulson, one of its relative bright spots on the year, its merger arbitrage fund, took a big hit last week. Paulson Partners was down just 3% through the middle of August; it's now down 11.8% on the year, plummeting 14.4% in August.

This week isn't looking any kinder to Paulson, either: The firm's gold holdings, which have performed strikingly well this year, may have suffered amidst the week's gold selloff.


In Depth

An Interview With Harvest Volatility Management's Rick Selvala

Mar 23 2017 | 5:39pm ET

Several years of extremely low interest rates have pushed some investors into equities...

Lifestyle

'Tis the Season: Wall Street Holiday Parties Back In Fashion

Dec 22 2016 | 9:23pm ET

Spending on Wall Street holiday parties has largely returned to pre-2008 levels...

Guest Contributor

SEI: Private Debt Coming Into Its Own

Mar 8 2017 | 9:24pm ET

The explosive growth of private debt over the past few years has caused the lines...

 

From the current issue of