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Atyant Capital Global Opportunities Fund up 1.5% in December, managers believe India may be most robust economy in the world in 2010

Friday, January 08, 2010

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From Sagar Chakraverty, Opalesque Asia:

During the month of December 2009, the Atyant Capital Global Opportunities Fund LP (ACGOF) was up 1.5 % and down 3.7% since inception on 01-April-2009.

December initiated a shift in trend from weakening USD to strengthening USD. The fund managers at Atyant had anticipated this shift and were waiting for it. Vedant Mimani, managing director of Atyant Capital, said in the latest fund commentary: “The USD was so oversold and bearish sentiment at such an extreme that we knew enough to expect some sort of rally, even if it were just of the dead cat bounce variety. We also knew enough to expect a round of USD strength to result in weakness in the precious metals complex. … The big question now is whether this is the beginning of a new trend or merely a relief move to alleviate oversold/overbought conditions.”

Since the market signaled a turn in the currencies and precious metals, the fund now relies more on stop loss levels instead of hedging to contain their downside. Consequently, the fund’s relative trades have decreased while increasing their exposure to naked shorts. Atyant’s managers also believe that gold stocks and gold will undergo further corrections, but if it doesn’t prove to be right, ACGOF has predefined stop loss levels to avoid more damages.

Atyant manages two private investment partnerships - precious metals complex and middle market Indian equities. Atyant Ca......................

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