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SAC alums are killing it in 2015

By NexChange
Hedge Funds

Their padrino’s performance may have taken a hit and most of their peers may be deep in the red, but for three SAC Capital veterans, things could not be any better.

The New York Times reports that SAC alums Jason Karp, Aaron Cowen, and Gabriel Plotkin are all set to post a banner year for 2015 as Karp’s $2.9 billion Tourbillon Capital Partners returns over 18%, Cowen’s $2 billion Suvretta Capital Management notches up a respectable 7% to 9%, while Plotkin’s $1 billion Melvin Capital posts nearly a whopping 20%.

This is in stark contrast to how the activists are doing; Bill Ackman’s Pershing Square is down 9.2% in August, while Barry Rosenstein’s Jana Partners slumped 4.3% in the same period.

That might not be a good comparison though. SAC Capital – or Point72 as it’s now called – has always been renowned for its ability to trade large positions tactically, allowing them to dash in and out of positions quickly compared to activists who are typically invested in their targets for a long-ish haul.

There’s still three months to go in the year though, so stay tuned. Who knows what the rest 2015 will bring.

Photo: Insider Monkey

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