Greenlight Gives Back Half Of First Quarter Gains In Second

Jul 25 2012 | 10:31am ET

Greenlight Capital did not emerge unscathed from a volatile second quarter.

The firm told investors that it lost 3.2% during the three months; "like the market, the partnerships gave back a proportion of our first-quarter gains," Greenlight wrote to investors on Monday. The hedge fund remains up 3.4% on the year.

Greenlight's biggest hits came from its investments in Dell Inc. and Best Buy Co., both of which the firm sold off during the quarter. It also lost money on Marvell Technology Group, one of its largest long positions. It also lost on several of its biggest first-quarter winners, including General Motors and its bet on the Japanese yen.

The hedge fund did win on its short bet against Green Mountain Coffee Roasters. And it announced several "substantial new positions" that it hopes will join Green Mountain in its winners' circle. Among those new bets are on managed healthcare companies Cigna Corp. and Coventry Health Care: Greenlight wrote that the sector is already cheap thanks to "anticipation of Obamacare," and that November's election results—read: President Barack Obama's defeat—could fuel further gains if the U.S. healthcare law is changed.


In Depth

Exotic Assets: Investing In Rare Violins

Jan 17 2017 | 4:43pm ET

By definition, alternative investments include exotic assets far beyond your typical...

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

The Trump Administration: What It Could Mean for Carried Interest

Jan 19 2017 | 5:25pm ET

The arrival of the Trump administration brings the potential for a repeal of the...

 

From the current issue of

Often seen as a passion project, or part of a philanthropic venture, rare and fine stringed instruments offer an exciting option to diversify one’s investment portfolio while providing an opportunity for an exceptional long-term investment.