Monday, 20 October 2014
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Dec 17 2007 | 12:35pm ET
Make it four months in a row for John W. Henry & Co., as the Boston Red Sox owner’s firm rallied in November. The once-billion-dollar futures firm reported gains in four of its five programs led by its Global Analytics program, which gained 10.18% last month.
JWH’s International Foreign Exchange program was its lone black eye, dropping 8.8%.
The interest-rate sector was the firm’s best-performing sector, and positions in the U.S. 10-year-note futures were the firm’s most profitable positions, according to Chief Operating Officer Kenneth Webster. “JWH’s program performance for November resulted in the continuation of the positive results seen over the past few months,” wrote he wrote in his monthly investor letter.
“The ongoing concern about the health of the U.S. economy and the Fed’s ability to proactively react to signs of impending problems continue to drive performance across the market sectors.”
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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