Last year: not so good for Jeff Gendell, who shuttered his firm's flagship funds (Tontine Capital Partners and Tontine Partners) after losing 76.8 percent and 67 percent, respectively, through October and September. This year? Coming up roses, my friends (though we don't have recent numbers for Tontine Financial Partners and Tontine-25, yet, and that statement could be way off base).
The Greenwich, Conn.-based firm has raised $11 million for its new Tontine Total Return Fund, as well as $1.6 million for an offshore version of the new vehicle, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing. Gendell launched the fund in February, three months after telling investors he would shutter the firm's flagship hedge funds. The new fund does not use leverage.