Platinum Asset Management is an Australia-based hedge fund specializes in global equities. Billionaire Kerr Neilson is the founder and leads the investment team. Platinum's flagship international fund returned 12.4% since inception through September 2011, vs. 3.7% return for the benchmark world index. Kerr Neilson pursues a long-term value investing strategy. The fund had nearly A$18 billion in AUM.
Platinum Fund, long-short equity fund with $550 million in AUM, lost 2% through November 2014 vs. gains of 21.8% in 2013 and 17.4% in 2012. The fund lost 13.5% in 2011 and its maximum drawdown was 30.5% in 2008.