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Hedge fund Man Group shares bounce after assets rise in first half

LONDON Shares in British hedge fund firm Man Group rose more than 5 percent on Wednesday after it generated higher returns from fees and saw assets under management climb by 4.2 percent in the first half.

Commentary: Hedge funds extend record short positions across U.S. bond curve

LONDON Struggling for returns this year, hedge funds are throwing caution to the wind, building up record bets on higher U.S. Treasury yields across the curve and increasingly large bets on a stronger dollar.

Market Analysis 30 Jul 2018

Commentary: Hedge funds place record bet on higher five-, 30-year U.S. yields

LONDON Not everyone buys into the view that the marathon U.S. economic expansion has enough momentum left to warrant interest rates and yields going much higher, but one group of investors is going all in: hedge funds.

Market Analysis, 23 Jul 2018

Three top staff leave macro hedge fund MarkhamRae after assets plunge

LONDON At least three top staff recently left London-based hedge fund firm MarkhamRae, which has underperformed its peers and saw three of its biggest investors pull out almost $300 million.

19 Jul 2018

Commentary: Hedge funds quiet before oil-price plunge

LONDON Hedge fund managers made few adjustments to their positions in the petroleum complex in the week ending on July 10, as the market remained calm - before oil prices plunged the following day.

Market Analysis, 16 Jul 2018

Commentary: Hedge funds pin macro hopes more on U.S. yield curve than dollar

LONDON Hedge funds raised their bets last week on a flatter U.S. yield curve and a stronger dollar. Their bond bet shows signs of coming good as the yield curve moves towards inversion, but their FX wager? Not so much.

Market Analysis, 16 Jul 2018

SoftBank's cheap valuation draws $1 billion bet from U.S. fund Tiger Global

TOKYO/SINGAPORE U.S. hedge fund Tiger Global has built a stake worth over $1 billion (757 million pounds)in SoftBank Group Corp as it considers the Japanese firm undervalued, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said, driving SoftBank shares up as much as 6.8 percent.

Japan, 13 Jul 2018

Hedge funds embrace China yuan short trade, but no doomsday in sight

LONDON A record slide in the Chinese currency in June has paid rich dividends for some of the world's top macro hedge funds, though they say those trades do not reflect growing bets on an economic crash.

Market Analysis, 13 Jul 2018

Cultural mix a hidden weapon in Nestle CEO's activist defence

LONDON Growing up in Germany, Mark Schneider was pushed to become fluent in English by his father, who believed it would give him an edge.

06 Jul 2018

Hedge funds Bridgewater, Winton register to launch products in China

SHANGHAI Renowned global hedge fund managers Bridgewater Associates LP and Winton Group Ltd have had registrations to launch products in China accepted at a time of turbulence in capital markets, reflecting a change in the government's stance toward such foreign funds.

04 Jul 2018