Unlike Some of Its Competitors, D.E. Shaw Is Having a Good Year

The firm’s flagship multistrategy fund is faring well in 2016, one of few consistent performers from long-established firms in recent years.

This year has not been kind to hedge funds. Seemingly every week we learn of another big-name hedge fund firm shutting down, suffering billions of dollars in redemptions, or running afoul of federal investigators.

Industrywide assets are down in 2016, following years of mediocre performance by a number of hedge funds.

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