Hutchin Hill Rises On Libor Bet

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.

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