Wednesday, 1 October 2014
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Jun 3 2009 | 4:22am ET
Credit hedge fund shop BlueMountain Capital Management is in the money once again as the credit-default swaps market has come back to life.
The New York-based firm’s flagship hedge fund is up about 11% on the year, according to Bloomberg News. The $2.65 billion BlueMountain Credit Alternatives Fund has made $268 million on basis trades and other investments, the firm told investors in a May 14 letter, and it expects to make another $549 million on the trades.
CDS took a big hit last year following the collapse of Lehman Brothers and forcing federal regulators to intervene to facilitate the creation of CDS clearinghouses. Two are now operating in the U.S., although the one backed by BlueMountain, led by the CME Group and Citadel Investment Group, has yet to clear any trades.
Despite the turmoil in the CDS market, BlueMountain lost only 6% last year. The average hedge fund fell by double-digits.
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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