Touradji Beaten by Commodity Indexes; Funds Lose Edge

Bloomberg – Hedge fund managers are trailing benchmark commodity indexes by the widest margin in four years after copper doubled and oil surged 58 percent.

Touradji Capital Management LP, the second-biggest in commodities, earned 7 percent in its largest fund in the first nine months, according to an investor with knowledge of the result. Krom River Trading AG, which has $590 million, lost 8.1 percent in its raw materials fund. Commodity hedge funds lost 3.2 percent through September, according to Hedge Fund Research Inc. of Chicago. All lag behind the 12 percent gain in the S&P GSCI Enhanced Total Return Index.

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