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Aug 30 2012 | 11:19am ET
Hutchin Hill Capital doubled its year-to-date returns in July, thanks to the second profitable scandal of the year the hedge fund has taken advantage of.
The New York-based firm rose 0.73% last month, leaving it up 1.5% in 2012. Much of Hutchin Hill’s earlier return could be attributed to its credit-default swap trades against JPMorgan’s huge CDS index bets, the so-called “London whale” scandal. Last month, Hutchin Hill, said it is focusing on the London Interbank Offered Rate, the interest rate at the center of a bank manipulation scandal.
The hedge fund, which is planning a London office, is seeking out irregularities in the calculation of Libor this quarter, ValueWalk reports. It is also seeking out opportunities in the U.S. credit markets this quarter.
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…
Credit default swaps brought down the London Whale and cost JPMorgan $6.2 billion. Here is how it happened.