Is this because of BREXIT? Is this as a result of current investigations involving the company? Or could this be as a result of Election Funding Around the World – Particularly in the Bahamas?
LONDON| The billionaire investment manager Louis Bacon is planning to shut his flagship Moore Capital hedge fund to outside investors, according to the Financial Times.
Moore’s closing comes after years of meager returns and investors withdrawing capital from the firm’s global macro funds, the Financial Times reported. The firm’s assets under management have dwindled over the past 10 years to $8.9 billion as of the end of 2018, according to the Financial Times.
One of Moore’s funds overseen by Bacon fell almost 6% last year, while another fund led by a team of portfolio managers slid 3.3%, the Financial Times found.
According to an investor letter seen by the CNBC reporter Leslie Picker, most of the outside capital should be returned in the first quarter of next year. Moore also cited the increasing competition for trading talent and high pressure on fees as contributing to the decision to close the fund.
The firm’s three flagship funds will include Bacon’s own money in addition to capital from principals at Moore, Picker reported.
Before making the call to close Moore to outside capital, Bacon was trying to sell new investors on a fund managed by Joeri Jacobs, a top-tier trader at the firm, the FT reported.
Bacon, who ran Moore for about 30 years, is widely regarded in the investing world for reaping massive gains in the 1990s by placing bets on the Japanese and European markets. LCH Investments listed Moore as the 15th-most-profitable hedge fund of all time, making $18.3 billion for its investors since inception through last year.
Well it could be the end or as Sir Winston Churchill once said, “… the end of the beginning.”