Mortgage Hedge Funds Post Gains

Oct 11 2012 | 12:10pm ET

Mortgage hedge funds are enjoying something of a renaissance this year.

Led by Metacapital Management's 34% return in 2012, hedge funds investing in all manner of mortgage-related securities, including home-loan debt and non-agency bonds, have posted double-digit returns through the first nine months of the year.

Among the other winners are Pine River Capital Management, whose $3.4 billion fixed-income hedge fund is up 29%, and LibreMax Capital, up 16%, Bloomberg News reports. Brevan Howard Asset Management's $2.5 billion Credit Catalysts Master Fund, run by DW Investment Management, is up 12%.


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