Q&A: A Black Swan Waits For The Storm

Aug 14 2012 | 2:31pm ET

36 South Capital Advisors’ Black Orlov Fund, a single-client tail-risk vehicle named for the world’s most famous black diamond, gained 101% in 2011. Impressive as those results are, they actually pale in comparison to the 2008 returns posted by the firm’s Black Swan Fund, which generated 234% before being shuttered in 2009. But despite announcing plans to launch a new "black swan" fund more than a year ago, the London-based firm, which moved to the U.K. from New Zealand in 2009, is still waiting for the right time to start.


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