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Commentary: Hedge funds bet on euro to fatten up meager returns

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LONDON Hedge funds turned their most bullish on the euro in well over six years last week, betting it will rise in value and put a gloss on what has so far been a mediocre year for returns.

Man Group third-quarter assets up 7.9 percent on market gains, inflows

LONDON Shares in British hedge fund Man Group rose 4 percent on Friday after a rise in third quarter assets and a new share buyback was announced.

13 Oct 2017

Commentary: Struggling hedge funds take bigger FX gambles

LONDON Struggling to make money in a world of ultra-low volatility, hedge funds are taking bigger - and riskier - gambles in foreign exchange markets.

Hedge funds look past the euro's stumble and like what they see

LONDON Hedge funds are looking past the euro's drop this week and remaining bullish, encouraged by an improved economy and political stabilisation.

29 Sep 2017

Hedge fund Marathon eyes bad loans in Britain on Brexit slowdown

AMSTERDAM U.S. credit hedge fund Marathon Asset Management sees buying opportunities in British non-performing loans as Britain's economy slows down following its vote to leave the European Union, the fund's chief executive said on Thursday.

UK, World, 29 Sep 2017

Commentary: BoE sparks hedge funds' biggest bearish sterling bet reversal

LONDON The Bank of England just gave hedge funds a bloody nose.

Hedge funds bet on bright future for metals

(This version of the September 18 story corrects to read S&P Global Market Intelligence, paragraph 6)

21 Sep 2017

Exclusive - South Africa's Capitalworks to launch London hedge fund business: sources

LONDON South African private equity firm Capitalworks plans to launch a London-based business to provide financial and operational support for hedge funds, four sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

Africa, 15 Sep 2017

Scottish hedge fund manager Hendry calls time on Eclectica

LONDON Scottish hedge fund manager Hugh Hendry, famed for his combative style, is shutting the fund he founded 15 years ago after two back-to-back years of losses, according to a letter to investors seen by Reuters.

15 Sep 2017

New hedging rules will make forex traders put up or shut up - every day

LONDON New European Union regulations on foreign exchange trading will make it harder and more expensive to manage currency risk, traders said, especially for large financial counterparties such as hedge funds and insurance companies.

Market Analysis, 15 Sep 2017