Monday, 20 October 2014
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Oct 17 2008 | 12:02pm ET
For the Barakett brothers, bad news is all in the family.
New York-based Tremblant Capital Group, run by Bret Barakett, brother of Atticus Capital’s Tim Barakett, took a big hit over last with, with three of its funds dropping by double-digits during one of the worst months in the history of the hedge fund industry. The firm’s flagship dropped 19% last month and is down 27.9% on the year, the New York Post reports; its smaller Tremblant Concentrated fund had it even worse, losing 22.3% in September and 40.1% on the year.
Another Tremblant fund, Tremblant-Trident, fell 10% last month and is down 22.3% year-to-date. All told, the losses total about $2.4 billion.
According to the Post, the funds were burned by their equities bet.
Brother Tim’s Atticus recently had to swat down rumors that it was liquidating its two main funds following big losses.
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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