Even Successful Hedge Funds Face Withdrawals

Even the most successful hedge funds can face withdrawals. This was illustrated in June as giant hedge fund Paulson & Co. lost more than $2 billion in assets under management. Although, about the thirds of that amount can be accounted for by market losses, Paulson & Co. likely paid out about $600 million in investor withdrawal requests. In June, Paulson & Co.'s financial services Recovery Fund, lost more than 12%. Paulson's best performing fund was its gold fund, up more than 7% in June.

On the other hand, hedge funds actually did quite well in May in terms of investor flows, taking in more than $4 billion in new assets, even while the industry lost $30 billion in trading the same month.

Source: Market Watch

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