Fortress Shutters Commodities Fund

May 11 2012 | 12:27pm ET

Fortress Investment Group is throwing in the towel on its four-year-old commodities hedge fund following a rough stretch.

The New York-based alternative investments giant said it would close the Fortress Commodities Fund later this month. The fund has lost 12.57% this year, including 4.23% last month.

The Commodities Fund has already seen its assets dwindle by more than half. It launched with $1.1 billion in 2008, but had just $500 million in assets at the end of March. As recently as last year, the fund managed $800 million.

Fortress disclosed its plans in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing this week.

"This will be the final month in which monthly and year-to-date performance data for the Fortress Commodities Fund will be reported on Form 8-K," Fortress wrote in the filing. "On or about May 23, the Fortress Commodities Fund will cease its ongoing operations and will commence procedures to distribute capital to its investors."

The filing was pretty grim reading for other Fortress investors, as well. The firm's Macro Fund lost 2.44% in April and its Macro Asia Fund 2.18%. Both funds, however, remain up on the year, with the former returning 3.6% and the latter 3.5%.


In Depth

Q&A: Quad Advisors’ Borish Is Looking For Real Traders, Not Index Huggers

Aug 20 2014 | 1:43pm ET

Peter Borish, who served as founding partner and director of research at Tudor Investment...

Lifestyle

Viking Manager In Rent Dispute

Aug 11 2014 | 4:14am ET

A hedge fund manager is demanding most of his money back from his former landlord...

Guest Contributor

Majority Of Inflows Go To Brand Name Hedge Funds

Aug 12 2014 | 9:00am ET

Since the market correction of 2008, a vast majority of hedge fund net asset flows...

 

Editor's Note

 

Futures Magazine

PREVIEW July/August 2014 Cover

Inside Futures' 500th Issue

The July/August 2014 issue is our largest in years—filled with the best trading strategies and stories from 43 years of being the primary publication for commodity, stock, options and forex traders.

The Alpha Pages

TAP July/August 2014 Cover

Real talk on alternative investments, business & finance

The Alpha Pages Editor's Note