Soros Cuts Risk, Holds 75% Cash

Jul 20 2011 | 11:23am ET

Soros Fund Management's flagship hedge fund has about three-quarters of its assets in cash as the New York-based firm waits out the economic uncertainly in hopes of finding better opportunities.

A 6% loss through mid-June pushed Keith Anderson, the manager of the $25.5 billion Quantum Endowment Fund, to pull back. He ordered his portfolio managers to cut back on their trades, Bloomberg News reports, leaving the fund about 75% cash, one of many hedge funds overweight cash amidst perplexing economic times.

Moore Capital Management is another; the firm cut risk after it lost about 6% in the first half.

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