Hedge Funds Opinion

Looking back on the climb to the top for Andreas Halvorsen's Viking


Absolute Return also revisits a former Soros CIO's big plans for a macro launch.

  Andreas Halvorsen at a Vermont triathlon
One year ago
>> Andreas Halvorsen's flagship long/short equity fund, Viking Global Equities, closed to new investment.

It remains closed to fresh allocations, though that has hardly stopped its growth. Then-managing $13.4 billion, the fund was up to $15.6 billion in the latest Absolute Return Billion Dollar Club rankings and is now at $16.3 billion. Performance has helped: Viking Global ended 2011 up 7.66%, compared with a 4.76% loss for the Absolute Return Global Equity Index, and was up 12.7% through the end of October this