Tuesday, 30 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 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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