Mon, Mar 30, 2015
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Alternative Market Briefing

It pays to invest in Greek bonds like Third Point

Monday, January 07, 2013

amb
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: - Daniel Loeb's $10bn hedge fund firm Third Point saw its flagship fund return 21% YTD compared to 13% for the S&P 500, according to media reports (the more leveraged Ultra Fund returned 34%). This is after gaining 3.6% in December, reportedly thanks to contrarian investments in Greek government bonds. Third Point's current top holdings are Yahoo, American International Group (AIG) and gold, along with an activist position in Murphy Oil.

"We have invested profitably in European credit situations in 2012, generating a 35% return on average capital invested over the past six months while nearly tripling our gross investment in the area. Our selective approach to investing in distressed credit during this chaotic time in the region was enabled by two key facets of our investment process, which we have found to be replicable in various stressed environments," Loeb wrote in his Q3-2012 investor letter in October.

The first key facet is that money can be often made in credit situations where assumptions are not rosy "but simply less draconian than those of a market in panic," he explained. Th......................

To view our full article Click here

Today's Exclusives Today's Other Voices More Exclusives
Previous Opalesque Exclusives                                  
More Other Voices
Previous Other Voices                                               
Access Alternative Market Briefing


  • Top Forwarded
  • Top Tracked
  • Top Searched
  1. Other Voices: Does the hedge fund industry benefit society?[more]

    This article was authored by Don Steinbrugge, Chairman of Agecroft Partners, a US-based global consulting and third party marketing firm for hedge funds. It is no secret that the hedge fund industry is viewed negatively by a la

  2. Private credit comes into focus for investors[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: As investors look for a way out of the low yield/no yield environment, private credit is becoming an increasingly attractive asset class, according to a white paper from Bayshore Capital Advisors. Private credit has grown steadily since the financial crisis as

  3. Other Voices: The role of diversification in CTA portfolios[more]

    2014 brought a resurgence of managed futures strategies, or CTAs, which performed very well as a whole, outperforming all other hedge fund strategies. However, a closer look reveals that there was a wide range of performance, or return dispersion, across managers. The bottom line? Not all CTAs

  4. Neuberger Berman unit buys 20% stake in activist hedge fund Jana Partners for $2bn[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Neuberger Berman’s unit Dyal Capital Partners bought a 20% stake in activist hedge fund firm Jana Partners worth $2bn, WSJ.com reports. The deal comes as activi

  5. Hedge fund launches fall again, $1bn funds found to outperform even smaller hedge funds[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The number of new hedge fund launches fell again in 2014, the third consecutive year of decline, while fund liquidations saw their first drop since 2010, according to the latest HFR Market Microstructure Industry Report released by industry data provider HFR. Acc

 

banner