Winton Hit With $1 Billion In Withdrawals

Feb 14 2013 | 2:16pm ET

A prominent hedge fund has suffered $1 billion in redemptions. And it isn't SAC Capital Advisors.

Clients yanked $1 billion from Winton Capital Management last year, which was also the quantitative hedge fund's second down year in 15. The London-based firm's assets under management fell from US$29 billion to US$26 billion during the last eight months of 2012; about one-third of the decline was due to redemptions, Reuters reports.

Winton's flagship lost 3.5% last year. But that decline is not what's behind the withdrawals; instead, according to Reuters, some investors are not happy with firm founder David Harding's decision to cut risk during the financial crisis.

"That decision not to target high levels of risk appears to still resonate well with institutional and pension fund investors," a Winton spokesman said.


In Depth

Fundraising for Mid-Sized PE Funds: Should You Use a Registered B/D?

Dec 6 2016 | 7:18pm ET

When does a fund sponsor need to use a registered broker/dealer when raising capital...

Lifestyle

Trump Attends 'Villains and Heroes' Costume Party Dressed As...Himself

Dec 5 2016 | 11:16pm ET

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump attended a "Villains and Heroes" costume party...

Guest Contributor

Nowhere to Hide: Why the Future of Asset Management Depends on Innovation

Nov 15 2016 | 6:55pm ET

Information technology has reshaped the asset management industry’s periphery,...

 

From the current issue of

Since the inception of Modern Trader, a core editorial theme has centered on the wisdom and power of crowds. Editorial emphasis has focused on companies and projects engaged in the collection and analysis of information. 

AVAILABLE NOW at BARNES & NOBLE

NEWSTAND LOCATOR