Crescat Capital Quarterly Letter Q1 2018

With the Fed locked into a rate hike and quantitative tightening plan in the face of rising inflationary pressures in the US, the next several months and quarters should prove an excellent time for hedge fund short-selling strategies. Several asset bubbles already began to burst in February this year. Crescat’s hedge funds had strong absolute and relative performance that month. We believe there is much more to play out. Read the letter»

Crescat Capital Q2 Letter 2018

Our three best macro ideas today are complementary plays on the unwinding of currency and financial asset bubbles at a likely peak of the global capital cycle, the most leveraged in history:

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Crescat CIO Kevin Smith Interviewed on Bloomberg TV

Crescat’s Chief Investment Officer Kevin Smith discusses his outlook on China’s Currency and Credit issues. Watch the Video»


Crescat Capital is an asset management firm located in Denver, Colorado. We manage capital for high net worth individuals and family offices based on a value-driven approach. Our investment products include two hedge funds and a long-only separately managed account strategy.

Below is a brief strategy description that differentiates each of our products:

Crescat Global Macro: A diversified, multi-asset class long/short global hedge fund that trades and invests in highly liquid global assets including equities, commodities, currencies, and fixed income securities.

Crescat Long/Short: A diversified global long/short equity hedge fund that trades and invests in highly liquid large- and mid-cap global equities.

Crescat Large Cap: A diversified large-cap, long-only separately managed account (SMA) strategy that trades and invests in predominantly US-listed large cap global equities.

Crescat has a firm-wide investment process of combining macroeconomic themes with a fundamental equity model and disciplined risk controls that it applies to all three products. It’s an investment process that has evolved with each successive strategy. Kevin Smith started the large-cap, long-only equity product at a prior firm in 1999 building off his fundamental equity model that he originally began developing back in 1994. He also launched the long/short equity hedge fund strategy in 2000. He founded Crescat, where he launched the global macro product in 2006. Crescat acquired his other strategies and clients in 2007. Today he leads a team of five investment professionals. He has been the continuous portfolio manager of all three products since their respective inception dates.