In the current round of 13F filings, hedge funds and other institutional investors are disclosing their equity portfolios as held at the end of the last year. In its latest 13F, Weiss Asset Management, managed by Andrew Weiss, has disclosed its holdings as held at the end of the fourth quarter of 2013. The total value of the fund’s equity portfolio jumped to around $274.33 million in the fourth quarter from about $165.39 million disclosed as at the end of the third quarter.
We have picked Weiss Asset Management’s top five holdings in terms of value that the fund has held in its equity portfolio at the end of last year.
First on the list is HF2 Financial Management Inc (NASDAQ:HTWO) in which the fund owns 1.20 million shares, with a reported value of $12.22 million. HF2 Financial Management Inc (NASDAQ:HTWO) is a blank check company formed for the purpose of entering into a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, recapitalization, reorganization or other similar business combination.
The next is Seabridge Gold, Inc. (USA) (NYSE:SA), a new position in which the fund disclosed ownership of 1.20 million shares worth $8.68 million. The company is engaged in the acquisition and exploration of gold properties located in North America.
Thai Fund Inc. (NYSE:TTF) is another new position, in which the fund disclosed a $6.70 million stake, which comprises 369,363 shares.
The next on the list is Pretium Resources Inc (NYSE:PVG), in which Weiss holds 990,100 shares, with a reported value of $5.11 million.
China Fund Inc. (The )(NYSE:CHN) is the fifth largest holding, which has also been added during the fourth quarter of 2013. Weiss disclosed owing 229,134 shares of China Fund, with a reported value of $4.77 million.