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The rise and fall of a commodities giant

Willem Kooyker's Blenheim Capital Management LLC had US$9.1 billion in assets in 2011. Today, its assets have fallen nearly 85 per cent to US$1.5 billion.

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Mr Kooyker is struggling to contain the damage from a commodities collapse that even he never saw coming.

London

THIRTY miles (48 km) west of Wall Street, in an anonymous office park set among rolling hills and shady streets, lurks a giant of the commodities world.

Behind the bland facade in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, lies the headquarters of Willem Kooyker, one of the most powerful...

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