Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque London:
Tiburon Partners has one of the few energy-focused funds that exist across the hedge fund industry. Energy, whether traditional or new, has provoked heated debates since the awareness of global warming and peak oil came to the fore. These funds try to take advantage of price discrepancies that the energy markets provide or of new opportunities arising in the nascent markets of renewables.
The HFRI Energy/Basic Materials Index, which returned 3.21% (est.) in December and 40.57% in 2009, was one of HFR's top performing indices last year. The same index was down 38.3% in 2008 (the worst performer that year) and up 16.4% in 2007 (the top performer that year).
Our fund today, the Tiburon Terra Fund, seeks to profit from developing trends in the use of resources as the global demand for energy and materials grows - driven by security of supply concerns, the widening gap between supply and demand in conventional energy, and as governments strive for lower emissions from renewable energy through legislation.
It is a UCITS III equity long/short fund, which captures growth and valuation anomalies in the global energy market, focusing on alternative energy, emissions, services and related resource equities. It is managed by Tiburon Partners LLP, a fund management business located in London Mayfair that manages four other funds.
The fund has remained flat ......................
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