Hugh Hendry, Eclectica Asset Management, December 2013 letter to investors.
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The Fund finished the year strongly, returning 2.7% in December to close up 0.8% for 2013.
Warren Buffett: If You Own A Good Business, Keep It
Buying private businesses is easier than acquiring public firms, and investors should avoid selling good investments at all costs, according to the Oracle of Omaha, Warren Buffett. Q2 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and more In an interview with CNBC in March 2013, Buffett was asked if he was looking at any businesses, in particular, Read More
• Equities were the biggest contributor, accounting for 2.8%. Index call options spread across the US, Japan and Germany made 1.6% whilst US-listed holdings within robotics and credit card companies added a combined 52bps. Elsewhere Japanese property shares contributed 34bps.
• On the short side, a position in Turkish equity index futures made 20bps, although this gain was cancelled out by losses on other EM index shorts.
• FX made 81bps as “good versus bad” EM relative trades generated a return of 71bps.
• Fixed income was the main drag on performance costing 64bps. Losses came primarily from long exposure to short-end European interest rates (48bps) and “steepener” packages in Australia and the UK, although a similar strategy in Korea proved the exception and posted a gain of 10 bps.
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