Q2 2016 – Hedge Fund Letters

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Q2 2016 – Hedge Fund Letters…. where can you find them? The short answer is that its complicated. The longer answer is that some hedge funds publicly release their letters because they have publicly traded vehicles while some smaller funds release them in an effort to get press not available to funds that size. Many of these funds have great track records but cannot compete with hedge fund managers who can do the rounds on CNBC, Bloomberg etc. whenever they want.

Some funds make it very hard to get their hedge fund letters via security and/or who they send it to. Thankfully, we have reliable sources and readers who help us in this process. While most of the time we cannot post the full letter when we can we do so and when we cannot we do an analysis which would fall under fair use. To make it easy to find hedge fund letters I decided to put together links of some funds I follow and/or receive their info and find their info interesting and/or of value. The links are not an endorsement of the fund and any omission does not mean we look down on the fund. I decided to put together this resource page which I hope to update a lot over the next few weeks and to add to at least annually if not more.

So please come back and if you have any info which could help our readers please help us spread the wealth! contact us at tips (@) valuewalk.com (all inquiries are 100% anonymous and are protected under law per our legal counsel- we could also do PGP or a different secure way of connecting). Just contact us and we will arrange.

Pension funds in particular invest hundreds of billions of taxpayer (YOUR money) in hedge funds. According to a recent report by Willis Towers Watson  over $250 billion of pension money is invested in hedge funds and fund of funds. According to their own public records – New York City public pension funds alone have $4 billion in hedge funds and according to Barclays Prime Broker Research hedge funds have not generated positive alpha since 2011–  citizens have a right to know how that money is being used. The future of journalism is at stake – it can either be a contest of squeezing a watermelon or holding our Government officials accountable for how they allocate our retirement money – the choice is yours.

 

NOTE: The list is in alphabetical order. To be completely accurate, while most funds listed below are hedge funds some are mutual funds or other (i.e. Berkshire Hathaway). The list is (mostly) in alphabetical order.

Note – to make this easier we have decided to arrange hedge fund letters by quarter – we go by calendar year even if a firm ends their Q4 on March 31st for example it will be considered a Q1 letter.

Also see 2015 letters

Also see Q1 letters

Q3 letters

Q2 2016 – hedge fund letters