Thu, Mar 5, 2015
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Alternative Market Briefing

Hedge fund manager, Patrick Wolff, sees rise of fortress USA in 2013

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

amb
Patrick Wolff
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York:

Patrick Wolff is founder of Grandmaster Capital, the first hedge fund seeded by Peter Thiel. Thiel is a well-known Silicon Valley leader and investor. Grandmaster is a fundamentals based long/short equity manager with some macroeconomic analysis added in – a layer supported, in part, by Wolff’s relationship with Thiel. He recently spoke with Greg de Spoelberch for Opalesque TV on his outlook for 2013.

"The U.S. has relatively stable macroeconomic fundamentals, the U.S. economy is recovering, the U.S. can decouple to some degree from the rest of the world so long as there is not a full on 2008 style financial contagion, and it's a good place to look for businesses whose earnings are mostly tied to the United States," he says by way of explaining one of his current investing themes – fortress USA.

This theme highlights how the macroeconomic overlay Wolff applies to his equities strategy plays into which stocks he picks. He says right now, Grandmaster is focused on US-based, US revenue driven stocks over more global companies because the economic factors outside the US like Europe or the commodities super cycle are too risky.

Rather than just looking at the current macroeconomic context, Wolff goes out 150-200 years, looking at cycles over the very long term to come away with his insights. "In the last 150-200 years of emerging market growth, what you see is a......................

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. SkyBridge opens office in Palm Beach County[more]

    Where better for a southern location than South Florida? SkyBridge Capital, which is headquartered in New York, has opened an office in Palm Beach Gardens. Palm Beach Gardens is a "Signature City" in northern Palm Beach County, with a population of around 49,000.

  2. Outlook - Philippe Jordan predicts 'alternative beta' to displace hedge funds, Stan Druckenmiller says Europe, Japan stocks will outpace U.S.[more]

    Philippe Jordan predicts 'alternative beta' to displace hedge funds From Investordaily.com.au: The disappointing performance of hedge funds in recent years is a result of "too much money chasing too little alpha", argues Capital Fund Management. Speaking to InvestorDaily, CFM partner Phi

  3. Investing - As rig count falls, hedge funds pile into long crude futures, Parus tactically shifts long/short exposure ratios, Mario Draghi outflanking Kuroda as bearish euro bets surge, Prime Capital’s 500.com bet derailed after 41% drop[more]

    As rig count falls, hedge funds pile into long crude futures From 247wallst.com: In the week ended February 27, the total number of rigs drilling for oil in the United States came in at 986, compared with 1,019 in the prior week and 1,430 a year ago. Including 281 other rigs mostly drill

  4. Outlook - 5 reasons why 2015 is looking like a breakout year for alternative investments, Hedge fund manager Dan Loeb predicts disappointment for funds seeking energy distress[more]

    5 reasons why 2015 is looking like a breakout year for alternative investments From Forbes.com: …After a strong 2014, the public markets have been off to a choppy start in 2015. This year, savvy investors may be looking for alpha elsewhere. For many institutions and high-net-worth indivi

  5. Event-driven strategies lead hedge fund gains in February while CTA rally shows signs of fatigue[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds ended February on a good note (+0.8%), confirming the positive momentum witnessed since the start of the year, reported Lyxor Asset Management in its Weekly Briefing. As of the end of February, the Lyxor He