Tag Archives: trades


Playing Home Entertainment Like a Hedge Fund

CNBC – Cramer sees both of these as good companies in a great growth industry, but using a trick out of his old hedge fund playbook, he suggests the strategy of a paired trade: buying the best stock in the […]

HSBC fund avoids directional bets in choppy markets

Reuters UK – HSBC Halbis fund manager Jim Dunsford is favouring trades exploiting price discrepancies, rather than big bets on market movements, because he believes markets are still in unknown territory. Dunsford manages the 100 million euro (85 million pound) […]

Ex-DKR Oasis Analyst Eechaute Plans Japan-Focused Hedge Fund

Bloomberg – Frederic Eechaute, a former senior analyst at DKR Oasis Management Co. LP, will start a Japan- focused equity hedge fund that trades stocks using its own analyst database. Eechaute, who will split his time between Tokyo and Sydney, […]

Meriwether Said to Shut JWM Hedge Fund After Losses

Bloomberg – John Meriwether, who roiled global markets when Long-Term Capital Management LP collapsed in 1998, plans to shut his current hedge fund, according to a person familiar with the matter. JWM Partners LLC is closing its main Relative Value […]

Bank ‘oligopoly’ slows CDS clearing-BlueMountain

Reuters – Large dealers in the $26 trillion credit default swap market are blocking CME Group’s CME.N efforts to clear trades, in a bid to retain their "oligopoly" over the market, hedge fund BlueMountain Capital Management said on Monday. Central […]

UK FSA Extends Reporting for Short-Selling Financial Stocks

Bloomberg – Hedge funds and other investors who short-sell shares in Britain’s financial companies must continue to disclose their trades, the U.K.’s financial regulator said. A reporting requirement put in place by the Financial Services Authority in January will continue […]

Demand for Hedge Fund Separate Accounts ‘a Knee-Jerk Reaction’

Bloomberg – Hedge fund investors’ growing demands for separate accounts may be an overreaction to increasing redemptions and fraud, participants said at an industry conference in Hong Kong this week. Investors are demanding accounts that allow them to tailor investments, […]

Octagon, Run by Ex-GIC Staff, to Start Hedge Fund

Bloomberg – Octagon Capital Management Pte, run by former managers of the Government of Singapore Investment Corp.’s quantitative-investment group, plans to start a fund that seeks to profit from broad economic trends. Octagon, which uses computer models to pick trades, […]

Lehman yields bonanza for the professionals

Times Online – Accountants and lawyers who are trying to sort out the European collapse of Lehman Brothers, the American investment bank, have charged more than £100million in fees in six months. The bonanza shows no sign of abating. PricewaterhouseCoopers […]

Meiji Yasuda to cut unhedged foreign bonds

Interactive Investor – Japan’s Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Co said on Monday it planned to cut its unhedged foreign bond holdings while increasing its hedged foreign bond holdings this business year to offset currency risks. The nation’s third-largest life insurer […]

Hedge Funds Find Arb Opportunity in SPACs

Street.Com – In a fact sheet about the fund, which engages in several arbitrage strategies, AQR outlined plans to take advantage of a lack of liquidity in the "thinly traded" SPAC market. A spokesman for AQR says the firm is […]

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 […]

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