Wednesday, 17 September 2014
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Mar 3 2010 | 5:34am ET
As the Greek government prepares to impose austerity measures to keep its economy afloat, hedge funds are growing fat on the country’s troubles.
Hedge funds have turned big profits shorting Greek debt and offering insurance to overexposed European banks, the Finance Times reports. A handful of big firms correctly anticipated that the banks would drive a wave of selling against Greece.
“There are a group of funds, perhaps three or four, that have played this as a huge sovereign basis trade, and made a lot,” a strategist at a top London hedge fund told the FT.
Hedge funds’ Greek positions have unleashed a new wave of recriminations against the industry in Europe and a Federal Reserve probe in the U.S.
Aug 25 2014 | 11:21am ET
As many of you know, FINalternatives was recently acquired by the owners of Futures magazine, a firm called The Alpha Pages LLC. Today marks the soft-launch of a new sister site for both publications. As its name suggests, The Alpha Pages will cover all types of alternative investments, going far beyond the more well-known ones such as hedge funds and private equity. Read more…
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