Paulson Advantage, Gold Funds Fall, But Other Funds Rise In '12

Jan 9 2013 | 1:21pm ET

Paulson & Co.'s 2012 was more mixed than first meets the eye.

The firm's flagship hedge funds suffered another disastrous year: Its Advantage Fund lost 14% last year after rising 3.3% in December, while the more highly-levered Advantage Plus Fund lost 19% after a 4.5% December surge. The former lost 36% in 2011 and the latter 51%.

In addition, Paulson's Gold Fund lost 25% in 2012, falling a further 5.1% in December. It lost 11% in 2011.

But the $19 billion New York-based firm other funds bounced back last year. Paulson Partners Enhanced rose 18% after a 5.7% December surge. Credit Opportunities, which lost 18% in 2011, was up 9.1% last year with a 3.4% December return, and Recovery, which dropped 28% in 2011, returned 3.9% in 2012—almost all of it last month, when it returned 3.7%.


In Depth

Malik: The Science of Deal Sourcing 201

Aug 27 2015 | 5:35pm ET

Deal sourcing is understandably a hot topic among private equity firms because it...

Lifestyle

Rolling Art Advisors Marketing Collectible Car Fund As Uncorrelated Alternative

Aug 27 2015 | 6:47pm ET

A new fund is trying to provide investors with greater access to an emerging asset...

Guest Contributor

FATCA for Hedge Funds: Eight Common Pitfalls

Sep 1 2015 | 10:56am ET

FATCA is now a way of life for those in the financial industry and most professionals...

 

Editor's Note