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Nov 13 2012 | 12:03pm ET
Suffering, like many quantitative hedge funds, from mediocre performance all year, Woodbine Capital Advisors is trying to end 2012 with a bang.
The hedge fund rose 1.44% last month, ValueWalk reports. The gain leaves the fund up just 3.01% on the year, but it was in the face of a nearly 2% drop for the Standard & Poor's 500 Index in October.
Woodbine's returns last month were driven by its bets on European stocks, Spanish bonds, Brazilian interest rates and the U.S. dollar.
Going forward, Woodbine is stick with those investments. It is also adding to its holdings in Asia.
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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