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China Shock a Boon for This Hedge Fund That Bets on Volatility

(Bloomberg) 36 South Capital Advisors, a London-based volatility hedge fund, profited from China’s surprise devaluation when it triggered a global market rout that spurred losses in an index of its peers. Three of 36 South’s strategies, which bet on rising […]

Tough August For Two Prominent Fund Managers

New York (HedgeCo.net) – August came to a close yesterday and after all the gyrations and increased volatility, the final result for the month was a loss of 6.26% for the S&P 500. That is the worst monthly loss for […]

Model Spotlight: Cornerstone US Long/Short Alpha Model

New York (Hedgeco.net) On a year to date basis, the top fund manager model on the HedgeCoVest platform is the Cornerstone US Long/Short Alpha model with a return of 9.53% through last Thursday, and the model was up 2.81% in […]

Hedge Funds Boost Bullish Oil Bets and Gain From Late-Week Rally

(Bloomberg) Hedge funds couldn’t have timed an increase in bullish oil positions better, just before improving prospects for U.S. growth sent crude on its biggest two-day rally in six years. Money managers boosted their net-long position in West Texas Intermediate […]

China’s Black Monday: Panic Grips Global Financial Markets As Stocks Undergo “Bloodbath” of Selling

(The Telegraph) Chinese market plunges 8.45 per cent, triggering widespread selling across Asia which has wiped off more than €5 trillion off global stocks in two weeks….The latest wave of flagging growth indicators is set to force Beijing into drastic […]

Investors Race To Escape Risk in Once Booming Emerging Market Bonds

(New York Times) The large funds that helped fuel rapid growth in developing countries have begun hastily retreating from those investments, contributing to the recent sharp decline in global markets. In the last week alone, investors pulled $2.5 billion from […]

U.S. Asset Manager Warns Over “Risk Parity”

(Financial Times) AllianceBernstein, a big US asset manager, has warned that the swelling popularity of an investment strategy known as “risk parity” is exacerbating the fragility of financial markets and worsening sell-offs. Equity and bond markets have been hit hard […]

Investors Redeem $5 Billion From Hedge Funds In July

(Think Advisor) Global investors redeemed $5 billion from hedge funds in July, according to eVestment. Still, the month ended in the black, as positive performance increased assets under management by an estimated $16 billion, bringing total hedge fund assets to […]

China Hedge Funds Lose $10B After Market Collapse

(CNBC) Hedge funds focused on China suffered around $10 billion in outflows in July, after the Shanghai Composite posted a fall of over 14 percent for the month, new data shows. The HFRI Index, which tracks hedge funds that predominantly […]

Hedge Fund Bears Circle Aberdeen As China Compounds Grief

(Bloomberg) Even after a 21 percent plunge this year, short sellers see more trouble ahead for Aberdeen Asset Management Plc. Short interest in the Scottish firm jumped to 7.4 percent of shares outstanding this month, up from a low of […]

China Devaluation Rattles Investors

(Financial Times) Stocks and emerging market currencies are in retreat, while traders seek safety in Treasuries as the impact of China’s decision to devalue the renminbi continues to reverberate through markets. The mood in equities is decidedly sour. The pan-European […]

Madoff Criminal Case Finally Comes To An End

(HITC Business) In 1964, Irwin Lipkin became one of the first employees at a small New York trading firm called Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities. Reuters reports that five decades later, Lipkin, 77, is set to be sentenced on Wednesday […]

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