Tag Archives: bets


Volkswagen hedges offset lower Porsche earnings

Guardian.co.uk – Big gains on derivative bets linked to Volkswagen shares offset a decline in nine-month earnings at Porsche SE’s core sports car business, the heavily indebted holding company said on Friday. Porsche, scrambling to shore up its tattered balance […]

Canyon, Citadel Ride Convertibles Resurgence to Recoup Losses

Bloomberg – Convertible bonds that punished hedge funds in 2008 are driving returns at Canyon Partners and Citadel Investment Group LLC and helping companies from JetBlue Airways Corp. to Alliance Data Systems Corp. raise capital. Canyon, the $14.4 billion investment […]

Hedge Fund Managers Switch Strategies and Reap Rewards

New York Times – In mid-March, with the global stock markets plunging, Philippe Jabre, a hedge fund manager based in Geneva, started buying bombed out financial stocks in the United States, Europe and Asia. A procession of sleepless nights followed […]

Flowering Tree to Grow Hedge Fund in ‘Fertile Environment’

Bloomberg – Flowering Tree Investment Management Pte, set up by the co-founder of New York-based Sansar Capital Management LLC, plans to grow its Asian equities hedge fund by about 20 times its starting capital within the next two years. The […]

5 Top-Rated Stocks Hedge Funds Are Buying

Motley Fool – Hedge funds — private investment partnerships for wealthy individuals and institutions — are thought to be managed by well-informed, talented investors. Where are they placing their stock bets in this highly volatile market? And does the investing […]

Goldman Sachs Boosts Risk-Taking at Fastest Pace on Wall Street

Bloomberg – Goldman Sachs Group Inc., unbowed by the securities industry’s worst year since the Great Depression, increased its trading bets at the fastest rate on Wall Street. Goldman Sachs’s so-called value-at-risk, the amount the New York-based bank estimates it […]

Japan pension funds cut domestic stock holdings

Reuters – Japanese corporate pension funds have been cutting their domestic stock holdings and buying more domestic bonds to avoid risky bets amid financial turmoil, a JP Morgan Asset Management survey showed on Tuesday. Pension funds on average lost about […]

‘The Undesirable Effects of Banning Short Sales’

Here Is The City – According to recently published data (for the United States in particular), a large majority of short sellers are market makers who are hedging their bets on the options markets. They were not affected by the […]

Paineiras Hedge Fund Buys Brazil Bonds on Economy

Bloomberg – Theodoro Messa’s Paineiras Hedge FIM hedge fund beat 96 percent of its peers this year on bets Brazilian bond yields will fall as the central banks slashes borrowing costs to shore up Latin America’s largest economy. Messa is […]

Investors force Wallace out

WA Today – Richard Wallace has been ousted from the hedge fund he founded after the listed asset manager made losing bets throughout the financial crisis. Mr Wallace, who is based in Sydney, will no longer manage the Australian-listed hedge fund for […]

Feds offer hedge-fund deal, with strings

Denver Post – Hedge funds are being offered a deal to help the feds rescue the banking system: A low-risk opportunity to buy bad bank assets that could one day make them a killing. But the deal could make for […]

Hedge funds ponder Obama’s carrot, fear stick

MSNBC – Hedge funds are being offered a sweet deal to help the Obama administration rescue the U.S. banking system: A low-risk opportunity to scoop up soured bank assets that could one day make them a killing. But the deal […]

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