Tuesday, 23 September 2014
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Apr 4 2014 | 10:21am ET
March proved quite the lion for several prominent hedge funds, mauling them and leaving them battered and bloodied and nursing first-quarter losses.
Andor Capital Management, Discovery Capital Management and Coatue Management all suffered major drops in March, a month that saw the average hedge fund fall fractionally.
Technology-focused Andor was hardest hit, plummeting 18% last month, The Wall Street Journal reports. Thanks to strong performance earlier in the quarter, the $1 billion Rye Brook, N.Y.-based firm is down only 5% through 2014's first three months.
Discovery's flagship dropped 9.3% in March and is off 7.1% through the month. Both of the $15 billion firm's funds were down in the first quarter, and are now reducing risk after what founder Robert Citrone called a "perfect storm" in March.
Citrone's fellow Tiger Management alumnus, Philippe Laffont, didn't weather that storm much better. Laffont's Coatue sank 8.7% last month and is down 7.4% on the year. Coatue manages $1 billion.
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 McKitich, CIO of Petty 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…
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…
Credit default swaps brought down the London Whale and cost JPMorgan $6.2 billion. Here is how it happened.