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Aug 19 2014 | 7:34am ET
Brevan Howard Asset Management isn’t the only global macro hedge fund shying away from currency trading in the face of poor performance.
Caxton Associates has also cut its exposure to foreign exchange after posting losses in each of 2014’s first six months—just like Brevan Howard. And like Brevan Howard, the changes appear to be working, as Caxton posted its first gain of the year in July.
The US$8 billion firm is now down about 5% on the year.
According to The Wall Street Journal, Caxton cut its developed-market currencies bet by more than half. The New York-based firm has increased its exposure to commodities.
Jan 23 2015 | 1:00pm ET
In our new section, FINtech Focus, we will profile one of these firms each week. While fintech is a broad category, we will be focusing on firms that specifically cater to the alternative investment industry. Read more…