Hedge Funds Pour It On Battered Pound

Mar 29 2010 | 12:55pm ET

Three of the U.K.’s biggest hedge funds have posted huge profits on the British currency’s pain.

BlueCrest Capital Management, the Man Group and Winton Capital have earned “hundreds of millions of pounds” on the downturn of said pound Sterling, the Daily Mail reports. The pound is down to less than US$1.50, US$0.20 lower than it was over the summer.

According to Harry Adams of foreign exchange broker Schneider, currency investors are betting on further falls for the pound. He said that were Britain to lose its triple-A credit rating, the currency could fall to just US$1.20 in a “disaster for sterling,” Adams told the Mail.

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