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Hedge funds hold fire on Tesco, eye rebound potential

LONDON - Some hedge funds are holding fire on Tesco in the wake of its accounting scandal and share price slide, with at least one fund cutting its short position as investors assess the potential for a rebound.

Brevan Howard vs Rokos trial postponed to March 2015

LONDON - A Jersey court has postponed the trial date for a case involving leading hedge fund Brevan Howard and its co-founder Christopher Rokos to March 2015, to determine whether the former star trader can launch a new rival firm.

26 Sep 2014

Event-driven hedge funds' skills stand out in H1 - BlackRock

LONDON - Hedge fund managers looking to profit from corporate events such as mergers and acquisitions proved to be the most skilful in the first half of the year, a study on Thursday by top global money manager BlackRock showed.

26 Sep 2014

Barclays picks hedge fund platform founder to head wealth unit

LONDON - Barclays has named the founder of a managed account platform for hedge funds as the new boss of its wealth and investment management arm.

23 Sep 2014

Ex-Marble Bar manager readies Mako backed European hedge fund - sources

LONDON - London-based Mako Global Investors is backing former Marble Bar Asset Management portfolio manager Christian Thum to launch a European equities-focused hedge fund in the fourth quarter, sources familiar with the matter said.

18 Sep 2014

Adidas shares jump on report of hedge fund activism

MUNICH - Shares in sportswear maker Adidas jumped on Wednesday on a report that a group of hedge funds is seeking to buy a stake to pressure management to make sweeping changes, although one of the funds dismissed this.

18 Sep 2014

Investors boost hedge fund holdings in August

LONDON - Hedge fund investors added more cash than they redeemed from the asset class in September, following performance gains during August, new data showed on Thursday.

12 Sep 2014

The Scottish play - equity investors hedge against UK split

LONDON - As Scottish opinion polls run neck and neck, investors are scrambling to hedge their trading bets on UK equities to protect against market mayhem if Scotland votes next week to break away from the United Kingdom.

UPDATE 1-Tsunami of sovereign funds threatens world markets, say investors

LONDON - With returns on government bonds at rock-bottom prices, sovereign wealth funds are muscling into stock markets and other higher-yielding assets like real estate at a rate that private investors warn could destabilise the world economy.

Market Analysis, 08 Sep 2014

Bets against pound, cost of hedging rise on nerves over Scotland

LONDON - The cost of hedging against near-term currency swings from a possible "Yes" vote at Scotland's independence referendum jumped on Monday, with the options market showing its greatest bias for sterling weakness against the dollar in more than two years.

08 Sep 2014