2017 not looking much sunnier than 2016 for Jamie Dinan and co.
May was the worst month for hedge funds since October 2008. The HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index lost 2.6 percent. Don’t tell that to Boaz Weinstein. Yeah, he might have lost $1 billion at Deutsche Bank, but that’s old news. Boaz’s Saba Capital (Hebrew for grandfather) bucked the trend in May, up 1.6 percent for the month and 5.8 percent for the year.
“The best course of action is to take risk off,” said Highbridge Capital’s Glenn Dubin at SkyBridge Capital’s hedge fund confab in Las Vegas. Dubin thinks there is a lot of risk in the market now, and Highbridge is reducing its balance sheet dramatically, moving to a defensive position.