Tuesday, 21 October 2014
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Aug 21 2013 | 11:10am ET
Some prominent global macro funds are finding August an oppressive month, indeed.
Funds managed by Brevan Howard Asset Management, Caxton Associates, Fortress Investment Group and Tudor Investment Corp., among others, have had difficulty maneuvering in the first days of the month. Tudor's $1.1 billion Discretionary Fund is down 1.06% through Aug. 9 and its flagship BVI Global Fund is down 0.6% during the same period, ValueWalk reports. Caxton's Global Investment Fund shed 0.99% through Aug. 9, cutting its year-to-date gains to 15.3%, and Brevan Howard's Investment Fund II Macro FX is off 0.9% through August's first week, leaving it down 4% on the year.
Fortress' losses were somewhat more modest, with its $2 billion Macro Fund down 0.54% through Aug. 9 and its Asia Fund down 0.45%. Both funds are still enjoying strong years, up 9% and 11%, respectively.
Rubicon Fund Management's Global Fund is also still up double-digits, at 14.8%, but shed 1.13% through Aug. 9. MKP Capital Management's Opportunity Offshore Fund is off 0.3% through the same date. Eclectica Asset Management is flat through Aug. 10, but is down 0.5% on the year.
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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