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RIEF Outperforms S&P By 138 bps In October; Investors Hold Applause As S&P Down 197 bps In October

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There is a sense of panic (not to mention a shift to unfiltereds from filtereds) coming out of the East Setauket lair of gazillions of teraflops in computing power. It appears one of the world's largest supercomputers keeps getting pantsed by 19 year old quants. Even as the S&P dropped almost 2% in October, and even though RIEF outperformed this performance by about 140 bps, investors apparently have had enough. With the magical line in the AUM sand of about $4 billion is likely to be crossed (in the wrong direction) very soon, your questions about the reasons behind Mr. Simons EOY retirement should be all laid to rest.

P.S. According to rumors Medallion not doing that hot in October either.

 

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Wed, 11/04/2009 - 13:34 | 119783 Anonymous
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why is $4B a magic number?

Thu, 11/05/2009 - 04:14 | 120659 Anonymous
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investors who bought RIEF were dreaming to get some medallion type of returns while RIEF has always been a long only controlled beta fund..

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