BlueGold Profits Down 66%

Sep 8 2011 | 12:26pm ET

With annual returns falling, BlueGold Capital Management's profits have taken a nose-dive.

The London-based commodities hedge fund, which has US$2.3 billion in assets under management, saw its profits fall by two-thirds in 2010. The firm made US$101.2 million in 2009 but only US$33.6 million last year, Financial News reports.

BlueGold's returns have fallen steadily since its launch in 2008. In its first 12 months of trading, the fund returned 210%, and followed that up in 2009 with a 55% return. But last year, BlueGold returned only 13%.

Things don't seem to be getting any better, either: May's oil rout cost the firm 26% in that month's first days, and BlueGold was down almost 12% in the first half of this year.

In Depth

Related-Company Fees: Normal Industry Practice or Conflicted Compensation?

Nov 11 2015 | 4:23pm ET

Regulatory agencies as well as investors are increasingly exploring whether certain...


Ferrari Roars in Wall Street Debut

Oct 21 2015 | 4:28pm ET

Shares of supercar maker Ferrari jumped as much as 15 percent to a high of nearly...

Guest Contributor

Private Debt - What is the Opportunity?

Nov 11 2015 | 3:28pm ET

In this contributed article, Rob Allard, founding partner of Firebreak Capital...


Editor's Note

    Oct 21 2015 | 10:41am ET

    One of the most unique charity benefits in the hedge fund industry, A Leg To Stand On's (ALTSO's) Hedge Fund Rocktoberfest - NYC, raised nearly $500,000 last Thursday thanks to the generous support of major sponsors and nearly 1,400 attendees from the Tri-State finance, business and hedge fund communities. Read more…