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Bridgewater’s bet against Europe shines light on patchy short-selling rules

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LONDON The world's largest hedge fund Bridgewater Associates caused a stir last week when it disclosed it had made $22 billion (15.78 billion pounds) worth of bets against European companies, including giants such as Unilever and Siemens

AA's breakdown lands hedge funds 16 million pound potential payday

LONDON Ten hedge funds betting on a fall in AA shares are set to reap collective paper profits of more than 16 million pounds after its stock dropped by up to 30 percent.

22 Feb 2018

Exclusive: Investment star Alan Howard's comeback hits headwind

NEW YORK A fund managed directly by Alan Howard, one of Britain’s best known investors, lost nearly 9.0 percent net of fees from May through December 2017, according to information provided to Reuters by a spokesman for two New York City employee pension funds.

21 Feb 2018

Commentary: Hedge funds lighten bullish positions in oil

LONDON Petroleum markets were hit by a heavy bout of profit-taking in the second week of February as hedge funds liquidated some of the record long positions they accumulated over the previous seven months.

Market Analysis 19 Feb 2018

Commentary: After biggest short, speculators slash bearish US bond bets as supply deluge looms

LONDON With the dust beginning to settle after a tumultuous start to the year for the U.S. bond market, speculators are scaling back their bets on higher yields. By quite a margin.

All aboard for hedge funds as trade tide lifts shipping

LONDON Forced to abandon ship after mistiming their investments five years ago, hedge funds are venturing back in a bid to profit from growing global trade flows.

Market Analysis 19 Feb 2018

Hedge funds hook shipping stocks grappling for recovery

LONDON Shipping stocks may still be in the doldrums in the view of many investors, but hedge funds have bet at least $675 million on signs of renewed buoyancy in the industry.

16 Feb 2018

Number of crypto hedge funds surges amid bitcoin volatility

LONDON Hedge funds focused on trading cryptocurrencies have struggled to eke out returns this year amid a sharp sell-off in the highly volatile market, in spite of a flood of new funds setting up to deploy investor cash.

Market Analysis 15 Feb 2018

Hedge fund Bridgewater makes $22 billion bet against European firms

LONDON/FRANKFURT/NEW YORK Bridgewater has shown its hand in Europe with a $22 billion bet against some of the continent's biggest companies, filings reviewed by Reuters show, part of a bigger shift by the world's largest hedge fund manager.

15 Feb 2018

Attention turns to bid price after Sky's football winner

LONDON Sky has tightened its grip on English Premier League football rights at a lower price than it currently pays, fuelling speculation that Twenty-First Century Fox could now be forced to pay more to buy the broadcaster.

15 Feb 2018