Monday, 20 October 2014
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Dec 13 2007 | 9:33am ET
With just a month to go, RK Capital Management’s disastrous 2007 got a lot worse. The hedge fund’s flagship Red Kite Metals fund, fell 22% in November, and is down 50% year-to-date.
Red Kite was reportedly hit by plummeting copper prices, which fell more than 9% last month.
November was the third month of double-digit declines this year, Bloomberg News reports. In January, the fund fell about 30%, and in August, it lost another 20%. After January’s disaster, RK Capital won approval from investors allowing it to require 45 days notice for withdrawals.
At the time, RK said withdrawal requests were “insignificant” and that it had received “strong support and encouragement” from its client base. Of course, in February, those investors may still have remembered the fund’s 2006 performance, when it gained 188%.
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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