Friday, 24 October 2014
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May 9 2013 | 12:00pm ET
Andurand Capital Management isn't the only new commodities hedge fund off to a fast start.
Hall Commodities, headed by former Duet Asset Management traders Tony Hall and Arno Pilz, returned 6.7% in April, Bloomberg News reports. London-based Hall hasn't actually launched its maiden fund yet; the returns come from trading a shadow US$100 million portfolio.
Like Andurand Capital founder Pierre Andurand, Hall and Pilz are seeking redemption: They resigned from Duet in July after losing money in nine of their last 10 months running the Duet Commodities Fund.
Andurand Capital and Hall aren't the only commodities funds doing well in what has otherwise been a forgettable start to the year for the sector, with the average fund down 2.3%, according to eVestment. RK Capital Management's funds are both up double-digits through April, with its Red Kite Metals Fund up 25% and its Red Kite Compass Fund 20%.
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…
David and James Hamman launched their fundamental Livestock and Grains Program in March of 2010 but it really was decades in the making.