Why real hedge funds will still be wanted in the new world order

Mon Aug 24, 2009

By Neil Wilson

Jabre Capital, the Geneva-based firm headed by former GLG partner Philippe Jabre, completed an astonishing turnaround in July. The firm's flagship JabCap Multi Strategy fund, one of the most prominent victims of the liquidity crunch in Europe during 2008, was up more than 15% for the month, putting it ahead by close to 60% for the year to date in 2009. After suffering a painful drop of 36.4% last year, this superior July performance also meant that the fund had recovered those losses and more—it is now, for the first time in more than a year, back above its high-water mark.

The Jabre flagship fund is also back above $2 billion in assets—with its manager even talking about closing again to new investors when it reaches $2.5 billion. And it is far from being alone. Many of the funds hardest hit last year have gone...

ISSN: 2151-1845 / CDC10004H

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