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Are Tiger cubs immune to covid?

August 14, 2021

Tiger cubs -- a closely scrutinized group of managers whose lineage traces to Tiger Management founder Julian Robertson -- have proven that they are in no way an endangered species.

During a 13-month stretch from the start of 2020 through January 2021, the Novus Tiger Portfolio grew 59%, leaving the broader Novus Hedge Fund Universe as well as the iShares S&P 500 Index Fund in its dust. The Tiger cubs also weathered the March 2020 disruption better, suggesting they can play defense as well as offense.

While the cubs' aggregate data is due for an update, the point still holds. Here it is almost eight months later, and neither the hedge funds nor the market are anywhere close to 59%. They're not close to 50%. In fact, both of them round to 41%.