CNBC – Ongoing hedge fund losses and liquidations spooked markets Wednesday, and some of the biggest names in the mix now are Citadel Investments and Highland.
Hedge funds had their worst month ever in September, with average losses of 6.2 percent, according to an estimate by TrimTabs Investment Research.
All major categories of funds chalked up losses over the month, but emerging markets, long equity funds and distressed strategies had the worst results. The declines came as investors withdrew $43 billion from hedge funds—almost seven times the previous monthly record for redemptions, TrimTabs said.
Citadel confirmed to CNBC that its flagship Kensington and Wellington funds, which hold around $15 billion in assets, are down between 26 percent and 30 percent so far this year.