Hedge Fund - Balestra

James Melcher Bio, Returns, Net Worth

"James Melcher founded Balestra Capital in 1979, and according to the fund itself, ""he has extensive experience in a variety of investment areas, including global securities and currencies, commodities, precious metals, leveraged buyouts, private placements, corporate finance, and hedge funds.""

"James Melcher founded Balestra Capital in 1979, and according to the fund itself, ""he has extensive experience in a variety of investment areas, including global securities and currencies, commodities, precious metals, leveraged buyouts, private placements, corporate finance, and hedge funds.""

James Melcher has worked as a stockbroker for A.G. Becker, was the founder of venture capital fund First Venture Fund, and more uniquely was on the 1972 U.S. Olympic team for Epée fencing. Melcher graduated from Columbia University."

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James Melcher
Fund Profile
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Fund Holdings Sector Distribution
Fund Name: Balestra
Manager James Melcher
Portfolio Value $1,677,328,000
Change This QTR 0.00%
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Sorted by:
No. Security Ticker Shares Value (x$1000) Activity % Port
1.) SPY 7,300,000 $1,348,237 80.38%
2.) CMCSA 1,038,166 $53,948 -13% 3.21%
3.) GOOG 42,400 $47,518 -10% 2.83%
4.) EBAY 800,000 $43,892 2.61%
5.) CCI 450,000 $33,044 1.97%
6.) DRI 604,074 $32,844 1.95%
7.) GEO 969,453 $31,236 +16% 1.86%
8.) FSC 3,207,442 $29,669 1.76%
9.) AMT 360,000 $28,735 1.71%
10.) PM 162,537 $14,162 -53% 0.84%
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