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Canadian HF Aims to Repeat 2013 Performance

Apr 22, 2014
Jing Chen

Canadian hedge fund firm Senvest Capital is trying to repeat its phenomenal year in 2013.

Bloomberg Businessweek reported that Montreal-based Senvest, whose long/short fund returned 79.4% last year, is setting a goal that the stocks they buy should have the potential to double or triple in price over one to three years. The firm was named the best-performing midsize fund in Bloomberg Markets’ 2013 hedge-fund ranking.

Senvest returned an average of 20.6% annually in the 17 years it has been in operation through December 2013. The fund gained an overwhelming 229% in 2009 and 169% in 2003.

Senvest, which began trading publicly in 1971, is currently valued at about $384 million.

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