Appaloosa, Citadel, Wellington score 2012 wins; Mason, Millburn lag

By Rob Copeland

Tue Jan 15, 2013

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Mildly positive year for industry overall as 73% of funds make money.

The Americas hedge fund industry took a collective yawn in 2012, with the median fund posting inoffensive yet unimpressive returns.

The Absolute Composite Index rose 6.49%, less than half the gains of the Standard & Poor's 500 and MSCI World indices. Compared to the previous year, 2012 was a significant rebound for hedge funds. In 2011, the median fund actually lost money, dropping 0.79%. In 2012, a slew of big names turned around their...

ISSN: 2151-1845 / CDC10004H

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