Sat, Sep 5, 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. Opalesque Exclusive: New Detroit-based CTA seeks to take advantage of coming volatility[more]

    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva for New Managers: An emerging manager has just set up his one-man shop in the city of Detroit. Synchronicity Futures,

  2. Opalesque Exclusive: When the SEC calls, fund managers need to get out of their own way[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: New pressure is hitting alternative investment funds from all angles. So far this month both hedge fund and private equity players have seen enforcement actions, and subsequent fines over fees, disclosures, and misleading statements. Citi one of the biggest

  3. Fortress hedge fund manager David Dredge says markets trouble on the way[more]

    From AFR.com: David Dredge of global hedge fund Fortress has built a career studying, predicting and protecting against the world's major financial crises. The recent convulsions in global sharemarkets are "just the beginning" of a painful adjustment as money drains from the emerging market economie

  4. North America - Puerto Rico agency plans talks with hedge fund creditors[more]

    From WSJ.com: Puerto Rico’s Government Development Bank is planning to begin confidential debt-restructuring talks with hedge funds that own its bonds as early as next week, said a person familiar with the matter. The parties are set to discuss a plan under which the investors would lend additional

  5. Launches - BlackRock’s McKenna starts hedge fund with $270m, Ex-BlueBay fund managers Phillips, Fayman to launch hedge fund in 2016, Dallas lawyer, Wall Street-savvy doctor team up to form biotech-focused hedge fund[more]

    BlackRock’s McKenna starts hedge fund with $270m From Bloomberg.com: BlackRock Inc. has started an event-driven hedge fund one year after hiring Harvard Management Co.’s Mark McKenna to run the strategy. Global Event Partners, which seeks to profit from corporate events such as takeovers

 

banner