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Friday, November 2, 2012

Dan Loeb's Third Point: October Exposure Report & Top Holdings

Dan Loeb's Third Point Offshore Fund is out with its latest exposure report for October and in it we see that they were up 2.6% for the month and are up 13.8% for the year.

Net Exposure Levels

Their equity exposure continues to rise as they are now net long 44.1%, an increase of 2.4% in net long exposure from the month prior.  This looks to mainly be attributed to a reduction in their short exposure. 

Their largest net long equity exposure continues to come from the technology sector (largely due to their Yahoo position) at 18.8% net long, followed by financials at 8.7% net long (mainly due to their AIG stake).

In credit, they were 26.7% net long at the end of October, down from 30.4% the month prior.

Top Winners & Losers

Their stake in Dolphin Capital Investors was a top winner during the month.  We were the first to reveal that Third Point was set to buy a stake in the Greek property & land company.

Other winners for Third Point include their new stake in Greek Government Bonds as well as Yahoo, AIG, and Murphy Oil.  Murphy recently announced it would spin off its US downstream subsidiary.

Their top losers in the month were Apple, gold, and Overseas Shipholding Group, a new name we've not seen listed in their reports previously.

Third Point's Top Positions

1. Yahoo! (YHOO)
2. American International Group (AIG)
3. Greek Government Bonds (GGB)
4. Gold
5. Murphy Oil (MUR)

You can read Loeb's thesis on AIG, GGB & Murphy in Third Point's Q3 letter.

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