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Record level of funds hedge against stocks fall - BAML survey


Global investors' equity allocations fell 6 percentage points in May and over a third of fund managers have taken out protection against sharp stock market falls in coming months, Bank of America Merrill Lynch's latest monthly survey found on Tuesday.

Crypto hedge funds grew last year even as bitcoin slumped - report

LONDON Cryptocurrency hedge funds managed three times more in investments in the first quarter of this year than in early 2018, a report by consultancy PwC and investment firm Elwood showed on Monday.

14 May 2019

Column: Hedge funds cautious on oil as economic outlook darkens

LONDON Hedge fund managers have started to turn more bearish on oil as concerns about a slowing global economy and an over-extended price rally outweigh fears about sanctions and supply disruptions.

Market Analysis 13 May 2019

Column: Oil prices correct lower on hedge fund sales

LONDON Hedge fund managers have started to increase their bearish oil positions for the first time since the start of the year, amid signs the previous bull run had become overextended and prices were ripe for a correction.

Market Analysis 07 May 2019

Column: Hedge funds bet big on spike in U.S. gasoline prices

LONDON Hedge funds are betting heavily on higher gasoline prices this summer, anticipating that refiners will struggle to produce enough gasoline to replenish depleted stocks while ramping up diesel output for the shipping industry.

Market Analysis 25 Apr 2019

Column: Iran sanctions decision rewards hedge fund oil bulls

LONDON Hedge fund managers added even more bullish long positions in crude oil and gasoline last week as traders bet prices will continue rising despite a sluggish economy and political sensitivity around escalating motoring costs.

Market Analysis 23 Apr 2019

Market gains push Man Group assets up 3.5 percent in first quarter

LONDON British hedge fund firm Man Group said on Thursday that investment gains pushed its funds under management up to $112.3 billion (£85.8 billion) in the first quarter from $108.5 billion at the end of December.

11 Apr 2019

Column: High oil supply disruptions set stage for next slump

LONDON Global oil output is being hit by expanding U.S. sanctions and other unplanned disruptions which, in an echo of market conditions around five years ago, are pushing prices higher in the short term but also setting the stage for the next slump.

Market Analysis 10 Apr 2019

How Trafigura lost $254 million on oil and gas hedges

LONDON One of the world's biggest traders, Trafigura, booked a $254 million (£195 million) loss from oil and gas market hedges last year, highlighting the challenges traders face when taking large loans to protect against price swings in illiquid commodities.

Market Analysis 10 Apr 2019

Column: Oil traders hail output cuts but wary on economic outlook

LONDON Hedge fund managers are becoming progressively more bullish on the outlook for crude and gasoline prices, but they are turning increasingly against diesel, notwithstanding the IMO marine fuel deadline at the end of the year.

Market Analysis 10 Apr 2019