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Hedge Funds IN The News For All The Wrong Reasons - June 2005
Hedge Funds in the Headlines For All The Wrong Reasons.
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May 23 (Bloomberg – By David Clarke) - Hedge funds overseen by firms such as Quadriga Capital Management Inc. and Bailey Coates Asset Management LLP posted losses of more than 20 percent amid tumult in the financial markets following the credit-rating downgrades of U.S. automakers General Motor Corp. and Ford Motor Co.
The Quadriga Superfund C was down 28.6 percent this year as of May 17 and Superfund B fell 23.2 percent, according to the Vienna-based company's Web site. The Bailey Coates Cromwell Fund declined 20.1 percent in the first four months of 2005, data compiled by Bloomberg show.
``Some hedge funds have been surfing on the edge and they have been caught out,'' said Nigel Bolton, who oversees about $9 billion as head of European stocks at Scottish Widows Investment Partnership in Edinburgh.
Christian Halper, co-founder of Quadriga, wasn't immediately available for comment. In a statement, London-based Bailey Coates, started two years ago by former Perry Capital LLP analysts Jonathan Bailey and Stephen Coates, said it plans to keep ``the fund going''.
The assets of Bailey Coates's funds have plummeted about 50 percent this year to $635 million, the Wall Street Journal reported earlier today, citing people familiar with the firm.The declines of the Quadriga and Bailey Coates funds far exceed the average 1.6 percent four-month drop of hedge funds tracked by Hennessee Group LLC, a New York-based consulting firm that tracks industry returns. The slide occurred as hedge funds attracted a record $27.4 billion in the first quarter, pushing the industry's assets to more than $1 trillion for the first time, according to Chicago-based Hedge Fund Research Inc.