Tuesday, 21 October 2014
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Jan 2 2013 | 12:12pm ET
Crispin Odey's "pretty horrible year" in 2011 doesn't look quite so bad on paper.
Odey's eponymous London-based hedge fund saw its income and profits drop in the year ended April 2012. But the former fell by only 11% and the latter by 22%: not good, certainly, but pretty good by "pretty horrible" standards.
Odey Asset Management took in £40 million in income on the fiscal year, down from £45 million. Most of that was attributed to a £6 million drop in performance fee income, which fell by more than 70% to just £2.5 million. Profit fell from £34.7 million to £27.2 million.
That means that Odey himself had to take a nearly 40% pay cut, taking home just £9.4 million compared to £15.4 million in the year-ended April 2011. Other payroll costs grew along with the firm. Its team, which is six members larger than the previous year, earned £7.58 million, up from £6.45 million.
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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