2015 Feb 5, 3:57pm
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Despite having Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein as an investor and being Bill and Hillary Clinton's son-in-law, Marc Mezvinsky (and two former colleagues from Goldman Sachs who manage Eaglevale Partners hedge fund) told investors in a letter sent last week they had been "incorrect" on Greece, helping produce losses for the firm’s main fund during two of the past three years. By 'incorrect' Chelsea Clinton's husband means the Eaglevale fund focused on Greece lost a stunning 48% last year and, as The Wall Street Journal reports, is impacting the overall returns of the roughly $400 million fund which has spent 27 of its 34 months in operation below its "high-water mark."
In 2013, Institutional Investor proclaimed Mezvinsky "a hedge fund rising star"...
In late 2011, Marc Mezvinsky co-founded New York-based, macro-focused hedge fund firm Eaglevale Partners with Bennett Grau and Mark Mallon, two Goldman Sachs Group proprietary traders whom he'd gotten to know when they all worked at the bank. Best known as the husband of Chelsea Clinton, Mezvinsky, 35, who has a BA in religious studies and philosophy from Stanford University and an MA in politics, philosophy and economics from the University of Oxford, has been quietly building his finance career. Before launching his own firm, the longtime Clinton family friend was a partner and global macro portfolio manager at New York- and Rio de Janeiro-based investment house 3G Capital. Eaglevale manages more than $400 million.
But, as The Wall Street Journal reports, things are not working out so well...
The hedge fund co-founded by Bill and Hillary Clinton ’s son-in-law suffered losses tied to an ill-timed bet on Greece’s economic recovery, according to documents reviewed by The Wall Street Journal.
Eaglevale Partners LP, founded by Marc Mezvinsky and two former colleagues from Goldman Sachs Group Inc., told investors in a letter sent last week they had been “incorrect” on Greece, helping produce losses for the firm’s main fund during two of the past three years, according to the letter.
The main fund dropped 3.6% last year, far trailing the 5.7% rise for similar hedge funds tracked by HFR Inc. That followed an Eaglevale gain of 2.06% in 2013 and a loss of 1.96% in 2012, the documents show.
A smaller Eaglevale fund focused only on Greece plunged 48% last year, said the person familiar with the situation, hurt by the belief Greece’s economy will see a quick rebound.
“Our recent predictions regarding Greek politics have proved incorrect,” Mr. Mezvinsky and the other Eaglevale founders wrote to investors last week, after a radical leftist party won national elections in an upset of Europe’s political order.
Eaglevale is a relatively small player in the hedge-fund world... But its moves have been closely followed, investors said, partly because of Mr. Mezvinsky’s family connection. Ahead of the firm’s launch, Goldman Sachs hosted group sessions for prospective investors that drew standing-room-only crowds. The investment bank is one of the firm’s prime brokers, which help hedge funds execute trades and introduce them to potential backers.
Goldman Chief Executive Lloyd Blankfein is an investor in Eaglevale’s main fund, people familiar with the matter said.
Since its founding, Eaglevale has spent 27 of its 34 months in operation below its “high-water mark,” a term that describes whether a Day One investor is in the black.
That underscores the importance of a zero bailout policy and not bailing out the uber-wealthy like it was done in 2008. Tail risk and sound money policy (capital formation) is absolutely necessary, without it any economy dislocates and cannot function properly.
They forgot to mention his note worthy father, who I'm sure fits right in with the Clintons:
'In March 2001, Mezvinsky was indicted and later pleaded guilty to 31 of 69 felony charges of bank fraud, mail fraud, and wire fraud. Nearly $10 million was involved in the crimes. Shortly after his indictment, he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, but the judge at his trial disallowed a mental illness defense. He served his time at Federal Prison Camp, Eglin. Mezvinsky, Federal Bureau of Prisons # 55040-066, was released in April 2008. He remained on federal probation until 2011, and as of 2010 still owed $9.4 million in restitution to his victims.
Another crook, " acorn " does not fall far from the tree. did he lose money ???? I bet not. he lost $400 million ; I am surprised that he is still walking.
I'm going to laugh when the election is over and the Clinton's are sent to Political, Financial and Personal ruination.
Then we can get to work on Obama's "Legacy".
By 'incorrect' Chelsea Clinton's husband means the Eaglevale fund focused on Greece lost a stunning 48% last year and,
In other words, he sucks but yet, because he's a b.itch of the establishment, he's dating a former Prez's daughter.
Sh.it, my firm's been making profits, for more than six years straight. As a result of that, along with my equity buyout schedule, the firm's given me a nice PR consulting gig along with free lodging and livery, anywhere I want, provided that I promote the firm's *mission statement*.
So when I show up in Montreal, my driver, Yves Gauthier (ok, I made up the last name to protect his identity) picks me up and I go see hoes. But yes, I did have a Quebecois driver named Yves. And no, not all French-Canadians are named Jean Claude.
I'd much rather spend my life, f.ucking hoes than in st.icking it into Chelsea Clinton, just to win some political post, later in life.
If you want to vote ... pen me in for President, Rin the honest serial hoe bonker. Send the Clinton clan packing.
Beware of Greeks bearing debt.