Hedge Funds Performance

Mark Carhart’s Kepos gains traction


The former Goldman quant star has raised funds on the back of strong 2011 performance.

Mark Carhart (Photo: Bloomberg)  

Kepos Capital, the quantitative macro hedge fund firm run by former Goldman Sachs quant chief Mark Carhart, is slowly reestablishing the onetime star manager’s Wall Street profile.

The Kepos Alpha Fund produced a net return of 13.8% in 2011, according to an investor, considerably beating the 0.51% decline of the AR Composite Index. That performance resulted in a surge of allocations to Kepos in late 2011, according to the investor, raising the firm's assts to $250 million from $100 million at the start of the year.

In addition to beating most hedge funds in terms of