As initial anxiety over Donald Trump’s victory gave way to market euphoria in the days following the election, there was a casualty. Gold prices.
Tuesday, 24 January 2017
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Forgive Nobel Prize-winner Myron Scholes if he’s got something of a knot in his stomach.
Scholes’ Platinum Grove Asset Management saw its domestic fund drop 11.37%, and its offshore fund drop 10.72%, in March, it’s worst-ever monthly performance since the firm’s launch eight years ago. But the big losses are certainly not the first for Scholes, the co-founder of the infamous Long-Term Capital Management.
In a note to investors last week, Platinum Grove, which manages some $5.8 billion, did not elaborate on the losses. Reuters reports that the firm—formerly Oak Hill Platinum Partners—trades mostly interest-rate swaps and sovereign debt. The fund had been up 3.2% through February, and rebounded slightly in April, returned 2.6% in the early going.