Tag Archives: short position


Axa seeks flexible hedge funds in tricky markets

Reuters – Opportunities abound for equity and credit-focused hedge funds, according to Axa Investment Managers, but the firm is favouring nimble players able to adjust strategies quickly in still uncertain markets. Chris Manser, global head of funds of hedge funds […]

Sprott profit sags as equity rise hits hedge funds

Reuters – Quarterly profit at asset manager Sprott Inc was down by half as some hedge funds were hurt by rallying stock prices, while the company said opportunities still exist on the long side of the market. Eric Sprott, who […]

Japan’s First Short-Biased Hedge Fund Bets Exporters Will Fall

Bloomberg – Alphex Investments Co., the adviser to Japan’s first short-biased hedge fund, plans to sell exporters’ shares, wagering they’ll fall on a rising yen and weak global economy, boosting the fund that started in March. “What we’re seeing right […]

Hedge fund takes HSBC short position

Reuters – U.S. hedge fund Harbinger Capital is the first company to declare a short position in HSBC following the bank’s record rights issue, after making millions from a similar tactic with UK bank HBOS last year. Harbinger said in […]

U.S. hedge fund takes HSBC short

International Herald Tribune – U.S. hedge fund Harbinger Capital is the first company to declare a short position in HSBC following the bank’s record rights issue, after making millions from a similar tactic with UK bank HBOS last year. Harbinger said […]

Hedge fund makes £13m short-selling Aviva

Independent – Lansdowne Partners, the hedge fund, has made almost £13m from a short position in Aviva – and stands to make more if the beleaguered insurer announces a rights issue. The London-based investor has had a net short position […]

Hedge funds target insurers

The Australian – Some of the City of London’s shrewdest hedge fund investors, who made millions of pounds betting that UK bank shares would fall, have turned their guns on insurers amid heightened worry about the financial strength of the […]

The hedge funds always win in the end

Independent – The collapse of Lloyds’ share price on Friday afternoon was deeply upsetting – and not just for shareholders in the bank. Two weeks ago, those annoying folk at Paulson & Co, the hedge fund that has made a […]

Paulson Fund Makes at Least $420 Million Shorting RBS

Bloomberg – Paulson & Co., the hedge fund run by billionaire John Paulson, made at least 295 million pounds ($420 million) since September by short selling Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc. Paulson held a short position of 0.87 percent […]

Hedge Fund Manager SVM Launches Long/Short Fund

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) – Privately-owned investment management company, SVM Asset Management, is seeking approval from the Financial Services Authority for the launch of the long/short SVM UK Absolute Alpha Fund, which has a similar investment approach to their SVM […]

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