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Nov 26 2008 | 3:08am ET
The losing streak continued last month for the Iraq-focused Babylon Fund, which dropped 10.4% in October, bringing its year-to-date losses to 18.8%.
The largest contributor to the fund's loss was the Iraqi Holding Company/Qurain, which dove 38%, and the internationally-available Iraqi 5.8% 2028 bond, which stumbled 28%, according to portfolio manager Björn Englund.
“The remaining losses were evenly distributed over the rest of the holdings,” Englund wrote in an investor letter. “In fact, in October, not a single position of our overall 40 holdings rose in price—unmatched in our portfolio's history.”
Two-thirds of the fund’s exposure was in equities last month, followed by bonds and credit debt obligations.
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