Tuesday, 21 October 2014
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Jan 13 2012 | 1:09am ET
Australia's best-performing hedge fund is getting ready to close its doors to new investors—eventually.
Evergreen Capital Partners will close its 18-month old fund after it's doubled in size from its current A$100 million. That should take six to 12 months, co-founder Tim Hannon told Bloomberg News, as the firm basks in a 58% return over its first year-and-a-half.
That profit bests even Evergreen's already ambitious goal of 15% annualized returns.
"We don't want to manage a lot more money; our size is one of our chief competitive advantages," Hannon, formerly of Goldman Sachs JBWere, said. "I'm not doing any more marketing."
He won't have to if Evergreen's strategy, long resource stocks and short retailers, continues to produce as it has. Certainly, Hannon expects the short book to do so, saying Evergreen remains "extremely bearish" on "retail landlords."
Sep 22 2014 | 4:15pm ET
"I tell people that everybody likes good news and so if you have good performance that’s wonderful,” explains Mike McKitish of Peddie School's endowment, “but it’s the people that want to talk about the bad news or where they drifted and how they came back and how they stayed to their discipline…” that he wants to hear from. Read more…
Sep 30 2014 | 9:29am ET
The crisp Autumnal days of October are upon us, and so are a few of the hedge fund industry’s favorite charitable events. If you have never been to Rocktoberfest, well, you are missing out. And for a quieter evening of sipping and socializing, stop by HFC’s Wine Soiree. Read more…
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