Hedge Fund Performance January 2012

HSBC published the Hedge Weekly for the week of Jan 30 to Feb 3, revealing a list of hedge funds’ performances in January 2012. Some of the hedge funds haven’t reported any 2012 returns yet. Overall, it seems most hedge funds’ returns are on their way back to positive. Let’s take a look at them.

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1. John Paulson – Paulson & Co: Hedge Weekly updated Paulson’s 2011 year-end returns. Through the end of 2011, Paulson’s Credit Opportunities fund lost 18.24% His Advantage fund lost 35.96%. His Advantage Plus fund lost 52.64%, and his Recovery fund lost 27.73%. It’s been recently reported by several financial media outlets that Paulson returned around 5% in January 2012.
2. Bill Ackman – Pershing Square: Pershing Square gained 1.10% during the first 13 days of January.

3. Dan Loeb – Third Point: Loeb’s Third Point Offshore fund returned 3.8% during the first 13 days of January 2012.

4. Lee Ainslie – Maverick Capital: Maverick Fund gained 5.89% through January 27, 2012.

5. Jim Simons – Renaissance: Renaissance Institutional Equities gained 0.01% during January 2012.

6. Israel Englander – Millennium: Englander’s Millennium Intl Ltd gained 1.20% in the first 26 days of January.

7. James Dinan – York Capital: Dinan’s York Investment Ltd. gain 2.50% through January 20.

8. Steve Heinz – Lansdowne: Lansdowne’s European Long Only fund gained 4.52% from December 31 to January 27. Lansdowne’s UK Equity fund gained 5.67% in the same time period.

9. Joshua Friedman – Canyon Capital: Canyon’s Balanced Fund lost 4.57% last year. Its January performance is unavailable.

10. Edward Mule – Silver Point Capital: Silver Point Offshore fund gained 0.71% during the 13 days of January.

11. John Bader – Halcyon: Halcyon Offshore Asset-Backed Value Fund is up 0.57% during the first 17 days of January.

12. Richard Perry – Perry Capital: Perry Partners Intl gained 3.61% as of January 27th.

13. Robert Karr – Joho Capital: Joho Capital is up 0.1% through December 31, 2011 to January 27, 2012

14. John Horseman – Horseman Capital: John Horseman’s Global Fund returned 1.39% through January 31.

15. Mark Kingdon – Kingdon Capital: Kingdon Offshore fund gained 6.24% through January 27.

16. Andrew Feldstein – Blue Mountain Capital Management: Blue Mountain Equity Alternatives gained 0.40% through January 27.

17. Curtis Macnguyen – Ivory Capital: Ivory Capital’s Flagship Strategy gained 2.18% through January 27.

18. Michael Messner – Seminole: Michael Messner’s Seminole Capital gained 1.90% in January.

19. Boaz Weinstein – Saba Capital: Saba Capital Offshore returned 0.37% during the first 6 days of January.

20. Thomas Kempner – Davidson Kempner Capital: Davidson Kempner International Class C lost 2.87% last year. The fund was up 0.33% in December.

21. Jacob Gottlieb – Visium Asset Management: Visium Institutional Partners Fund is down 0.08% through January 27.

22. Philippe Jabre – Jabre Capital: As of January 24th, Jabcap Global Balanced Fund Ltd is up 2.5%.

23. Glenn Dubin – Highbridge: Highbridge Long/Short Equity Fund is up 3.58% through January 27.

24. Andreas Halvorsen – Viking Global: Viking Global Equities is up 1.27% through January 27.

25. John Murphy – Alydar: Alydar Fund Ltd lost 0.68% in 2011, and was down 0.8% in December 2011.

26. Leon Cooperman –  Omega Advisors: The Omega Overseas fund was down 1.44% last year. The fund gained 0.83% in December.

27. Ricky Sandler –  Eminence Capital: Eminence Fund is up 4.1% in January.

28. Tom Claugus – Bay Resources:  Partners Offshore fund lost 9.13% in 2011.

29. Paul Tanico – Castlerock: The fund lost 23.84% in the past year. It also lost 3.25% in December.

30. Wayne Cooperman – Cobalt: Cobalt Offshore fund lost 0.69% in 2011. The fund lost 0.28% in December.

31. David Einhorn – Greenlight: Greenlight Capital is up 3% through the end of January.

32: Crispin Odey – Odey Asset Management: The Odey European fund gained 4.18% in the first 13 days of January.

33. Jeffrey Altman – Owl Creek Asset Management: Jeffrey Altman’s hedge fund is up 4.5% through January 27.

34. Paul Tudor Jones – Tudor Investment Corp: Tudor Tensor Fund is up 0.09% through January 27. Tudor BVI Global gained 1.66% during the same period.

35. Alan Howard – Brevan Howard: Brevan Howard Master gained 0.45% through January 20.

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