Dan Ivascyn

The Global Credit Opportunity Fund is PIMCO’s flagship hedge fund, and runs more than $3 billion.
The fund has lost more than 14% this year, sources said, after making money last year. The average hedge fund has meanwhile lost 4%.
The fund is run by Dan Ivascyn, the chief investment officer of the bond giant, and Jon Horne, a managing director at the firm. The fund has made money in four of the last five years.
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The flagship of Pacific Investment Management Company’s hedge fund suite has dropped by more than 14% this year, according to several sources.

The Global Credit Opportunity fund, which manages more than $3 billion in assets, lost roughly 1.75% in October to bring its year-to-date losses to more than 14%. The fund is run by Dan Ivascyn, who replaced PIMCO founder and billionaire Bill Gross as the firm’s chief investment officer, and Jon Horne, a managing director that joined the massive fixed-income manager in 2006.

The Global Credit Opportunity fund had managed to avoid losing money for several years. Last year, when the average fund lost money, the flagship fund returned nearly 9%. The only year since 2014 that the fund hasn’t finished with positive returns was 2017, when it broke even.

The firm declined to comment on the performance of private funds.

Another fund in the firm’s hedge fund suite, Tactical Opportunities, is up nearly 6% for the year. It’s managed by a team including Ivascyn, managing director Josh Anderson, and managing director Alfred Murata. The fund also runs more than $3 billion.

Ivascyn’s troubles this year extend to PIMCO’s retail products as well. Reuters reported in August that the massive PIMCO Income Fund, which currently manages $131.2 billion, was lagging its peers thanks …read more

Source:: Business Insider


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