JAT Capital Stops Reporting Results

Oct 17 2011 | 9:41am ET

Maybe he just doesn’t like blowing his own horn, but John Thaler, whose JAT Capital reported a 31% YTD gain in September, has stopped reporting performance numbers to HSBC’s Private Bank.

The global long/short equity manager did lose 3.2% in September, but that was a paper cut compared to the wounds inflicted on other funds and still left Thaler at the top of the HSBC industry rankings.

Reuters, noting Thaler's absence from Friday's hedge fund update from HSBC, points out that while it's not unusual for hedge fund managers to stop reporting numbers to industry databases, it usually happens when they’ve been losing money over a long period.

Thaler’s spokesman refused to comment on the move, but analysts polled by the news agency suggested Thaler may have stopped raising money or does not want to attract further attention to his fund.

JAT Capital’s AUM have more than doubled in the past year to $2 billion. Thaler launched his fund 2007 with startup capital from hedgie Chris Shumway, but it didn’t hit most investors’ radar screens until 2009, when it posted a 20% gain.


In Depth

Whisky Business: The Ultimate Liquid Alternative Investment

Sep 15 2014 | 7:02am ET

David Robertson knows his single-malt whisky—he was the Master Distiller at the...

Lifestyle

Hedgies Rock Out For Children's Charity

Sep 15 2014 | 8:40am ET

It's that time of year again—when hedgies trade in their spreadsheets for guitars...

Guest Contributor

Volkered: How Financial Sector Reforms are Creating Opportunities for Hedge Funds

Sep 16 2014 | 11:28am ET

New regulations have dramatically curtailed proprietary trading activity in investment...

 

Editor's Note

    Get A Sneak Peak Of The Alpha Pages

    Aug 25 2014 | 11:21am ET

    As many of you know, FINalternatives was recently acquired by the owners of Futures magazine, a firm called The Alpha Pages LLC. Today marks the soft-launch of a new sister site for both publications. As its name suggests, The Alpha Pages will cover all types of alternative investments, going far beyond the more well-known ones such as hedge funds and private equity. Read more…

 

Futures Magazine

July/August 2014 Cover

In search of the ‘new normal’ at the Fed

The Federal Reserve keeps baby-stepping toward a “normalization” of monetary policy. But just what is normal?

The Alpha Pages

TAP July/August 2014 Cover

The Alpha Pages Interview: Senator Rand Paul

Senator Paul sat down in the debut series of the Alpha Pages Interview to discuss the broken tax code, regulation surrounding Bitcoin, and his plans for the 2016 Presidential election.