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Hedge Fund Run by Former 'Big Wolf' Trader Delivers 46% Return

  • Former Fredriksen associates’ fund aims to raise $175 million
  • Oil-recovery bet could triple the money in 3-5 years: Westeren
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Two former associates of billionaire shipping and rig tycoon John Fredriksen are delivering out-sized returns by snapping up distressed and shunned oil-related assets. And they say it’s a bet that has plenty of room to run.

Titan Opportunities Fund, set up by Espen Westeren and Fredrik Halvorsen, has returned 46 percent in its first nine months. Now, they want to step up their bets by raising as much as $175 million. The goal: double or even triple the money in the next three to five years, with an annual return of at least 30 percent, before returning it to investors.