Friday, May 15, 2009

Death By A Thousand Redemptions

Troubled RenTec, which not only made WSJ last night, but also CNBC today, may not have to suffer much longer. Based on information Zero Hedge has received, the assets at Jim Simons' investor-open, RIEF fund, have plummetted over the past 3 years. The fund which was started as one with up to $100 billion in potential capital, is a mere shadow of its once fabled self.

Below are the AUM for RIEF at various points in time. Continuing the trendline implies some very troubling lack of capital in the not too distant future.

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