Hedge Funds Weather October Storm As Okumus Tops List For 2014

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October hedge funds results are beginning to stream in to the HSBC Weekly Hedge Fund report, as Pershing Square posts 32.76 percent year to date performance, putting him in a strong second place on the year right behind the Okumus Opportunistic Value Fund, with 45.60 percent year to date. The Merchant Commodity Fund, down 3.9 percent on the month, and managed futures trend follower ISAM Systematic Fund follow with near 26 percent performance year to date, as managed futures in general continues to shine. The Waterstone Market Neutral Offshore Fund, run by Shawn Bergerson, which has been getting a significant…


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Mark Melin is an alternative investment practitioner whose specialty is recognizing the impact of beta market environment on a technical trading strategy. A portfolio and industry consultant, wrote or edited three books including High Performance Managed Futures (Wiley 2010) and The Chicago Board of Trade’s Handbook of Futures and Options (McGraw-Hill 2008) and taught a course at Northwestern University's executive education program.