Wednesday, 1 October 2014
Last updated 14 min ago
Aug 23 2007 | 1:24am ET
The hedge fund bloodbath triggered by the collapse of the U.S. sub-prime mortgage market is being keenly felt on the other side of the Atlantic, especially in the all-important long/short equity strategy.
Eighteen of 20 major European long/short funds were down through Aug. 10, according to Financial News. During the same period, a slew of major U.S. quantitative hedge funds, including funds run by Renaissance Technologies, Goldman Sachs, AQR Capital Management and Tykhe Capital, reported big losses, as well.
Long/short funds run by Phylon Investment Advisers and Odey Asset Management were the lucky ones in the first 10 days of August: They returned 2.54% and 1.15%, respectively.
As for the losers, they ranged from down performance of 0.7% for Cazenove Capital Management’s fund to 6.12% for Charlemagne Capital. Other notable losers include GLG Partners (4.4%) and Lansdowne Partners (1.74%).
Meanwhile, back in the New World, Long Island, N.Y.-based Renaissance Technologies has staged a remarkable August comeback from a dismal start to the month. Down 8.7% for the month through Aug. 10, the firm’s Renaissance Institutional Equities Fund is now just 1.35% in the red, Reuters reports.
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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