Investors Flee Boone Pickens’ Hedge Fund: Report

CNBC – About half of the investors in T. Boone Pickens’ energy-oriented equity hedge fund have asked to withdraw their money on the heels of losses of about 60 percent this year, the Wall Street Journal said, citing people close to the matter.

Pickens and his investment fund have lost $2 billion since peaking in late June, Pickens told the CBS program ’60 Minutes’ on Sunday.

His fund, BP Capital, will have about $400 million to $500 million after expected withdrawals, the Journal said.

A few weeks ago, Pickens moved the fund almost entirely into cash to help ride out the volatility in the energy patch, the paper said, citing people close to the matter.

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