US Hedge Fund Slid by More Than Half In 2008 – Report

Nick Parmee 7 January 2009

US Hedge Fund Slid by More Than Half In 2008 – Report

Chicago-based Citadel Investment Group's main hedge fund lost 53 per cent in 2008, according to someone who had seen the group’s preliminary estimates, according to media reports.

The $10 billion Kensington and Wellington funds lost about 9 per cent during the first 24 days of December following a 13 per cent loss in November. In December Citadel stopped investors withdrawing money from the Kensington and Wellington funds until at least March. In 2007, the fund was up 30 per cent.

Citadel's $3 billion market-making family of funds ended 2008 up about 43 per cent, according to preliminary estimates.

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