David Einhorn played much better defense in May than the team
he is about to buy into.
The Greenlight Capital hedge fund manager who is on the
verge of becoming a major investor in the sloppy New York Mets
was up 0.3 percent in May. This was better than the
S&P 500, which lost 1.13 percent for the month.
So far this year, however, Einhorn continues to lose money.
He is down 2.4 percent, lagging the S&P 500 which was up
7.8 percent through May 31. The Dow Industrials were up 8.60
percent through May.
The investment returns were reported by Greenlight Re, the
insurance company controlled by Einhorn. It points out that
investment returns are based on the total assets in its
investment account, which are managed by DME Advisors, LP and
include the majority of its equity capital and collected
Another firm that already has reported May results is
Och-Ziff, which is publicly-traded.
The conservative, plodding firms OZ Master Fund was
flat in May and is up 4.12 percent for the year while its
Europe Master Fund was up slightly last month and is up 4.21
percent for the year.
These are the first two firms to report their May
However, a number of other hedge funds have been lagging the
major benchmarks for much of the year.
Brevan Howards BH Macro was up less than 1 percent in
May and 3.24 percent for the year through May 27.
Winton Capitals main fund lost nearly 4 percent
through May 25, putting it barely in the black.
On the other hand, through May 24, Bruce Kovners
Caxton Global Investment was down 2.43 percent for the month
and down 3.07 percent for the year.