Friday, 29 August 2014
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Jul 8 2013 | 10:42am ET
Paulson & Co.'s gold fund continued its freefall in June, dropping a further 23% to end the first half of the year down 65%.
The newly-rechristened PFR Gold Fund, which manages primarily firm founder John Paulson's own capital, had been down 54% through May. The fund lost 25% last year.
Despite the huge decline, Paulson insisted that the fund could post a dramatic turnaround.
"Although the timing is uncertain, if you have a long-term view we believe the funds offer the potential for outsized returns," the firm said in a July 3 letter to investors, obtained by Bloomberg News.
The Gold Fund is Paulson's smallest, and it is also the only one of the firm's funds in the red this year. New York-based Paulson said last month that it would restrict the distribution of the fund's performance figures, reporting them separately from its other funds, in an effort to focus attention on the latter funds' better performance.
Aug 25 2014 | 11:21am ET
As many of you know, FINalternatives was recently acquired by the owners of Futures magazine, a firm called The Alpha Pages LLC. Today marks the soft-launch of a new sister site for both publications. As its name suggests, The Alpha Pages will cover all types of alternative investments, going far beyond the more well-known ones such as hedge funds and private equity. Read more…
Commodities/Futures magazine launched at the precipice of a revolution in the futures industry—really a revolution in the idea of risk management—that would move it from a small niche industry to ...