Rocker's short bias is no handicap
David Rocker has been in the shorting game for a long time, and he says 2003 was the worst year in history for practitioners of shorting, which is tough enought in more favorable environments when stock picking really works.
But Rocker, who founded his Rocker Partners short-biased hedge fund in 1985, seems to be turning things around in his $400 million shop. Rocker Partners is up 2.45% so far for 2004 and boasted a 3.9% gain in February, during a month when short-biased funds still struggled. The fund had posted a 14.22% loss for