10 Worst Performing Hedge Funds in 2011

PAULSON & COWe have been compiling hedge fund returns in 2011 for the past couple of weeks. We gathered returns for more than 60 hedge funds we are tracking. Here are the 10 worst performing hedge funds in 2011:

1. John Paulson – Paulson & Co: Paulson’s Advantage Plus fund finished the year down 52.5%, while its unleveraged Advantage fund fell 36%. Paulson’s Recovery fund dropped 28%. Paulson’s credit fund was down 18%. Paulson Partners fund was down 10%, and its gold fund lost 10.5% in 2011.

2. Bruce Berkowitz – Fairholme: Bruce Berkowitz also had a terrible year. Fairholme lost 34.9% in 2011.

3. Philippe Jabre – Jabre Capital: As of December 20th, Jabcap Global Balanced Fund Ltd is down 26.88%.

4. Stephen Mandel – Lone Pine Capital: Lone Pine’s worst performing fund is Lone Dragon Pine which is down 25.3% through September.

5. Whitney Tilson – T2 Partners: T2 Partners lost 24.9% in 2011.

6. Crispin Odey’s Odey Asset Management: The Odey European fund lost 5.34% in the first 14 days of December. The fund also lost 22.67% in 2011 through December 14th

7. Paul Tanico – Castlerock: The fund lost 21.28% through the end of November

8. Steve Heinz – Lansdowne: Lansdowne’s UK Equity fund lost 19.65% through December 23rd.

9. Mark Kingdon – Kingdon Capital: Kingdon Offshore fund lost 17.73% through December 23rd.

10. Lee Ainslie – Maverick Capital: Maverick Fund lost 14.56% through December 23rd.

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