Hedge Fund Performance In 2012 & 2013

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Here’s a guest blog post from a new trading challenge student researching how hedge funds have done the past 2 years:

Normally hedge funds are considered to be one of the best places to put your money. When you look at the elite funds like SAC Capital (well, as SAC used to be) returning 25% a year and you don’t even have to do anything but give them your money, it sounds like a pretty good deal! This year has been a little unusual though. Through the third quarter of 2013, hedge funds had returned a measly 6%, while the S&P500 had returned roughly 20%. Ouch. That means you would have done better simply putting your money in an index fund tracking the S&P rather than investing in an elite hedge fund.

This made me wonder how hedge funds performed in 2012, since we are awaiting the final verdict on 2013 as the year comes to a close (though things are looking bleak). Here are the top 30 hedge funds of 2012, compiled by Bloomberg Markets Magazine. Keep in mind that if you actively trade with Tim or one of the other guru’s, you have the potential to make far more than this.

35. Patrick McMahon and Anthony Lembke

MKP Capital Management, U.S.

Strategy: Credit

Assets (in billions): $2.0

YTD Total Return: +15.4%

2011 Return: -5.1%

Source: Bloomberg

34. Joshua Friedman and Mitchell Julis

Canyon Capital Advisors, U.S.

Strategy: Multistrategy

Assets (in billions): $8.0

YTD Total Return: +15.6%

2011 Return: -4.7%

33. William Mok

Structured Portfolio Management, U.S.

Strategy: Mortgage-backed arbitrage

Assets (in billions): $1.7

YTD Total Return: +15.7%

2011 Return: +23.7%

31. Lee Ainslie (tied)

Maverick Capital Management, U.S.

Strategy: Long/short

Assets (in billions): $10.0

YTD Total Return: +16.0%

2011 Return: -15.8%

31. Robert Gibbins (tied)

Autonomy Capital, U.S.

Strategy: Macro

Assets (in billions): $2.9

YTD Total Return: +16.0%

2011 Return: +13.6%

30. David E. Shaw (tied)

D.E. Shaw & Co.

Strategy: Macro

Assets (in billions): $1.7

YTD Total Return: +16.8%

2011 Return: +9.2%

29. Lars Forsberg and Christer Gardell

Cevian Capital, Sweden

Strategy: Activist

Assets (in billions): $6.9

YTD Total Return: +16.8%

2011 Return: -9.9%

28. David Sherr

One William Street Capital Management, U.S.

Strategy: Asset backed

Assets (in billions): $2.2

YTD Total Return: +17.1%

2011 Return: -4.3%

26. Jonathan Kolatch (tied)

Redwood Capital Management, U.S.

Strategy: Distressed

Assets (in billions): $2.6

YTD Total Return: +17.4%

2011 Return: -2.0%

26. Jeff Gundlach and Philip Barach (tied)

DoubleLine Capital, U.S.

Strategy: Fixed income

Assets (in billions): $2.3

YTD Total Return: +17.4%

2011 Return: +20.7%

25. Jon Bauer and Janice Stanton

Contrarian Capital Management, U.S.

Strategy: Distressed

Assets (in billions): $2.1

YTD Total Return: +17.6%

2011 Return: -1.3%

24. Joshua Friedman and Mitchell Julis

Canyon Capital Advisors, U.S.

Strategy: Distressed

Assets (in billions): $1.9

YTD Total Return: +17.7%

2011 Return: -4.5%

22. Team managed Citadel Kensington/Wellington (tied)

Citadel Advisors, U.S.

Strategy: Multistrategy

Assets (in billions): $7.0

YTD Total Return: +18.0%

2011 Return: +20.0%

22. Timothy Wong (tied)

Man Investments, U.K.

Strategy: Managed futures

Assets (in billions): $1.9

YTD Total Return: +18.0%

2011 Return: +10.5%

21. Jamie Zimmerman

Litespeed Management, U.S.

Strategy: Distressed

Assets (in billions): $1.7

YTD Total Return: +18.1%

2011 Return: +4.4%

19. Aaron Yeary (tied)

Pine River Capital Management, U.S.

Strategy: Multistrategy

Assets (in billions): $1.6

YTD Total Return: +18.5%

2011 Return: +5.7%

19. Greg Lippmann (tied)

LibreMax Capital, U.S.

Strategy: Structured credit

Assets (in billions): $2.3

YTD Total Return: +18.5%

2011 Return: +2.0%

18. Steve Feinberg

Cerberus Capital Management, U.S.

Strategy: Distressed

Assets (in billions): $1.7

YTD Total Return: +19.0%

2011 Return: N/A

17. Andreas Halvorsen

Viking Global Capital Investors, U.S.

Strategy: Long biased

Assets (in billions): $1.7

YTD Total Return: +19.4%

2011 Return: -0.1%

16. Team managed Citadel Tactical Trading

Citadel Advisors, U.S.

Strategy: Long/short

Assets (in billions): $1.0

YTD Total Return: +20.0%

2011 Return: +38.0%

15. William Mok

Structured Portfolio Management, U.S.

Strategy: Mortgage-backed arbitrage

Assets (in billions): $1.9

YTD Total Return: +20.3%

2011 Return: +19.6%

14. Barry Rosenstein and David DiDomenico

Jana Partners, U.S.

Strategy: Event driven

Assets (in billions): $3.8

YTD Total Return: +20.4%

2011 Return: -2.1%

13. Ricky Sandler

Eminence Capital, U.S.

Strategy: Long/short

Assets (in billions): $3.0

YTD Total Return: +20.9%

2011 Return: +1.6%

12. Feroz Dewan and Chase Coleman

Tiger Global Management, U.S.

Strategy: Long/short

Assets (in billions): $6.0

YTD Total Return: +21.0%

2011 Return: +45.0%

11. Philip Weingord

Seer Capital Management, U.S.

Strategy: Asset backed

Assets (in billions): $1.2

YTD Total Return: +21.6%

2011 Return: +2.1%

10. Leon Cooperman

Omega Advisors, U.S.

Strategy: Long/short

Assets (in billions): $1.4

YTD Total Return: +21.7%

2011 Return: -1.4%

9. Daniel Loeb

Third Point, U.S.

Strategy: Multistrategy

Assets (in billions): $1.3

YTD Total Return: +22.1%

2011 Return: -2.3%

8. Team managed BTG Pactual GEMM

BTG Pactual Global Asset Management, U.S.

Strategy: Macro

Assets (in billions): $3.6

YTD Total Return: +23.1%

2011 Return: +3.4%

6. David Tepper (tied)

Appaloosa Management, U.S.

Strategy: Multistrategy

Assets (in billions): $4.9

YTD Total Return: +24.0%

2011 Return: -3.5%

6. Bruce Richards and Louis Hanover (tied)

Marathon Asset Management, U.S.

Strategy: Asset backed

Assets (in billions): $1.2

YTD Total Return: +24.0%

2011 Return: -4.2%

5. Crispin Odey

Odey Asset Management, U.K.

Strategy: Macro

Assets (in billions): $1.8

YTD Total Return: +24.1%

2011 Return: -20.3%

4. Steve Kuhn and Jiayi Chen

Pine River Capital Management, U.S.

Strategy: Mortgage-back arbitrage

Assets (in billions): $1.1

YTD Total Return: +28.0%

2011 Return: +7.2%

3. Michael Hintze

CQS, U.K.

Strategy: Multistrategy

Assets (in billions): $1.5

YTD Total Return: +28.9%

2011 Return: -10.4%

2. Steve Kuhn

Pine River Capital Management, U.S.

Strategy: Mortgage-back arbitrage

Assets (in billions): $3.6

YTD Total Return: +32.9%

2011 Return: +4.8%

1. Deepak Narula

Metacapital Management, U.S.

Strategy: Mortgage-backed arbitrage

Assets (in billions): $1.5

YTD Total Return: +37.8%

2011 Return: +23.6%

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16 comments

Timothy Sykes

Hey Everyone,

As many of you already know I grew up in a middle class family and didn't have many luxuries. But through trading I was able to change my circumstances --not just for me -- but for my parents as well. I now want to help you and thousands of other people from all around the world achieve similar results!

Which is why I've launched my millionaire challenge. I’m extremely determined to create a millionaire trader out of one my students and hopefully it will be you.

So when you get a chance make sure you check it out.

PS: Don't forget to check out my free Penny Stock Guide, it will teach you everything you need to know about trading. :)

  1. mike19710

    Stick to your penny stocks. You don’t have the talent to compete with the big boys, so quit comparing yourself to someone who makes a 100x more than you.

  2. timothysykes

    Haha stupid snob, I’ve created 2 millionaires from scratch now, make fun of penny stocks all you want, I’m gonna take them mainstream, watch in awe ingrate :)

  3. Mike

    2 Millionaires out of how many students. Most hedge fund mangers as the ones listed above spend more in dog food. What an idiot….

  4. timothysykes

    out of just a few hundred in my http://tim.ly/sykesmc student…remember i just started this program a little over 2 years ago and people thought it was IMPOSSIBLE to create a millionaire so quickly…as the years pass and i create more millionaires, you’ll understand just how good and unique my teachings are, but for now, please do doubt, your negativity makes me work even harder and please do share it on social media as my first millionaire student also doubted me at first, thanks in advance!

  5. Mike

    Tim, I respect your trading, but please don’t put yourself up against people who manage millions of dollars a day. You and I both know its a far more complicated process.

  6. timothysykes

    Who gives a shit if its a “more complicated process”, is their strategy more applicable to the common man? Not at all…my strategy is far better to the average reader and its for those people who I write…and teach…so take your snobbish elitist attitude outta here, go chew on some caviar ya “rich” troll LOL

  7. timothysykes

    not aggravated at all, what you don’t understand is I’m using you for my social media marketing…stupid trolls, you don’t even understand how my business works LOL keep it up moron :)

  8. Jason is Lonley

    Jason14 get a life. If you’re lonely go on a social media site or find someone in real life to talk to. This section is to comment on the article not pick fights with the guy who runs the site

  9. mike2

    Not Bored at all. Actually doing some trading research. You missed the conversations posted, because Transparency Tim decided it wouldn’t be a good idea for his trading audience to see them.

  10. timothysykes

    see my post on my 7 groups of haters, this guy fits into several categories…anyone willing to change their ip address multiple times isn’t a reader, he’s a typical troll

  11. Itu

    The thing about these returns is that we have to remember that these guys have billions in assets. I dont know how much they are actually using for trading. But I’m sure anyone of us would not mind making 1% on one billion which would be $10 Million.

    Percentages may be small but the 1-5% is a lot when you’re playing with billies. And all you haters out there just quit it. You are obviously broke and in desperate need of money.

    Rather than being an enemy and hating on Tim just join him and work your ass off. I prefer Forex but I still admire Tim for what he is doing with PStocks!

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