Wednesday, 1 October 2014
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Aug 17 2007 | 1:37pm ET
Barclays Global Investors told investors in one of its quantitative hedge funds that August has been ugly—unless you look at its peers.
Compared to many of its fellow quant funds, the 32 Capital Fund is only slightly in the red: As of Monday, the fund was down approximately 7%, according to a letter to investors. The fund is now flat year-to-date, which also compares favorably to funds run by AQR Capital Management, Goldman Sachs, Man Group and Tykhe Capital.
Managing director Minder Cheng told clients that the fund’s “returns have turned positive since Friday.” He blamed “non-BGI quantitatively managed hedge funds de-leveing their portfolios” for the market turmoil, but echoed other quant managers burned in recent weeks, calling the volatility “technical rather than fundamental in nature.”
The Wall Street Journal reports that, unlike other hard-hit quant funds, it hasn’t faced an avalanche of redemption requests.
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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