A $3.5 billion firm backed by investing legend Julian Robertson is shutting down one of its hedge funds

Emerging Sovereign Group is shutting one of its hedge funds after redemptions from investors, according to people familiar with the matter.

The Emerging Sovereign Master Fund, a macro strategy, manages about $330 million — a figure that includes borrowings — according to hedge-fund database AltX.

It’s one of six funds listed by the
New York firm in a
filing. These include emerging markets equities and macroeconomic hedge funds.

Emerging Sovereign Group managed about $3.5 billion as of mid-year, roughly a 26% drop in assets from a year prior, according to the Hedge Fund Intelligence Billion Dollar Club ranking.

A representative for the firm declined to comment.

The group was founded in 2002 by Kevin Kenny, Jason Kirschner, Mete Tuncel with seed money from investing legend Julian Robertson of Tiger Management. Carlyle Group took a stake in 2011, but recently sold it back to the founders as it steps away form hedge funds.

The Master Fund’s closure is one of several recent shutterings.

Orlando Muyshondt’s firm, Tyrian Investments, also backed by Robertson, is shutting due to redemptions. Perry Capital announced earlier this year it would shutter, as did Wingspan Investment Management, an $800 million hedge fund firm, Bloomberg reported.

Investors have pulled about $77 billion from the $3 trillion hedge fund industry this year through October, according to data provider eVestment.

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