Intrepid Capital Management to return outside capital, retain flagship funds
Tue May 4, 2010
Founder Steve Shapiro is returning capital, but will continue to manage the firm's flagship funds for his family and select investors.
Intrepid Capital Management informed clients on Tuesday that the firm would be shutting down its funds, except the flagship, and returning all outside capital. Here is the text of that letter, from founder Steve Shapiro, which AR obtained from an investor. Intrepid once managed $2.6 billion, but assets had fallen beneath $300 million as of April 2009 (for background on the firm's decline, see Intrepid Capital sinking, with assets down 89%). The firm, which was initially started as a $25 million managed account for George Soros, was launched by Shapiro, an alumnus of Julian Robertson's Tiger Management, in 1998. Shapiro could not immediately be reached for comment. Full story to follow.
May 4, 2010
After eleven wonderful years, I have decided that it is time to return capital to our investors. This decision reflects my desire to refocus my investment activities as well as my recognition that...
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