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San Francisco based hedge fund Artko Capital up 19.8% net YTD

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Matthias Knab, Opalesque for New Managers:

Peter Rabover, CFA, Portfolio Manager at San Francisco based Artko Capital, has released his 3Q16 Partner Letter on Harvest. Artko Capital is a limited partnership that focuses on investing in small/micro cap companies and special situation securities within a concentrated portfolio with a long term value oriented approach.

For the 1st fiscal and 3rd calendar quarter of 2016, a partnership interest in Artko Capital LP returned 10.6% net of fees. At the same time, an investment in the most comparable market indexes Russell 2000, Russell Microcap, and the S&P 500 – gained 9.1% 11.3%, and 3.9%, respectively. For the first nine months of calendar 2016, an interest in Artko Capital LP returned 19.8% net of fees while investments in the most comparable aforementioned market indexes were up 11.5%, 9.4%, and up 7.8%, respectively. The fund started trading in July 2015 and is up 24.8% since inception.

Rabover says he tends to identify a buy-in price target that he feels will result in 10-20% in permanent capital loss if he is wrong and a reward upside that is at least a four-to-five times the potential loss. The downside loss calculation is usually done on worst case scenario growth and profitability estimates using historical low-band valuations and/or combination of the conservative estimate of the value of the assets on the......................

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