June 29, 2018 / 11:53 PM / 3 months ago

Einhorn's Greenlight fell 7.1 percent in June, down 18.3 percent this year

(Reuters) - Billionaire investor David Einhorn on Friday told clients that his Greenlight Capital hedge fund suffered fresh losses in June and has now dropped 18.3 percent this year.

“We are obviously frustrated by our results,” Einhorn wrote to clients in a performance update seen by Reuters. In June the fund fell 7.1 percent, the update said.

Einhorn did not say which bets hurt the portfolio the most but many of his top holdings, including General Motors Co (GM.N), fell. Einhorn has also been betting against a number of stocks including electric vehicle maker Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) which rose in June.

A spokesman could not be reached for comment.

The S&P 500 is up 1.7 percent for the year. 

Many hedge fund managers have said that increased market volatility sparked by fears about rising interest rates and possible trade wars could help improve their returns.

Reporting by Svea Herbst-Bayliss in Boston; Editing by Tom Brown

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