Andrew Hall’s Astenbeck Reverses Trend, Posts Big Gain in February

The highly secretive commodities trader, who shot to fame as an oil trading whiz but has faltered in the past few years, is now up for the first two months of the year.

Oil trading whiz Andrew Hall, who has stumbled in recent years, finally caught a break in February, posting his biggest monthly gain in more than three years.

Hall’s Astenbeck Commodities Fund II and its offshore companion rose 7.66 percent in February after losing money in four of the previous five months, according to the latest performance report sent to clients and obtained by Alpha.

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