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Jan 3 2013 | 12:23pm ET
Third Point ended 2012 in much the same way it spent the rest of the year: making money.
The $10 billion New York-based hedge fund closed out the year with its second-best month of 2012, rising 3.6% in December. That left Third Point up 21% on the year, the hedge fund said today.
Third Point credited its bet on Greek sovereign debt for much of the gain; the position was the hedge fund's best performer for the last three months of the year. Third Point began buying up the bonds after they swooned in the first half of the year, convinced that the European Union would not allow Greece to fall out of the eurozone, a conviction that was proven right.
Third Point has since closed out much of its Greek position; after last month's debt buyback, the bonds are no longer among Third Point's largest holdings.
In addition to the Greek bonds, Third Point said it profited from bets on Yahoo! Inc. and American International Group.
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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