Indus flies below the radar with stealthy European performance

Wed Sep 22, 2010


New York-based Indus Capital is best known for its Asian investment prowess. But the firm has also racked up an excellent track record with its long/short European equity fund - which is up by more than 30% in the course of a four-year period when European equity markets have fallen by over 20%


Indus Capital Partners, the New York-headquartered and internationally focused long/short equity group founded in 2000 by former Soros partners David Kowitz and Sheldon Kasowitz, is one of those old-style private investment firms that prefers to fly below the radar.


Gene Salamon


A case in point is the firm's Indus Europe Fund - which has racked up an excellent four-year track record and runs more than $300 million in assets, yet is hardly known outside of the firm's core investor base.

That low-profile approach is entirely in keeping with the firm's history and culture. To those in the know, Indus has established itself over the past decade as one of the top long/short equity funds operating in the Asia-Pacific region - and, more recently, in Europe and emerging markets as well.

The firm has a highly successful 10-year track record, runs assets of over $4 billion and manages money for a...

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