MANAGER INSIGHTS

CMBS could be hit harder than the ’08 sub-prime market, says Deer Park Road CIO

CMBS could be hit harder than the ’08 sub-prime market, says Deer Park Road CIO

Deer Park Road is maintaining an aggressive short position in commercial mortgage backed securities as the market continues to fall because of lockdown. Although the Colorado-based structured credit manager, which was established by Michael Craig-Scheckman in 2003, expects to shift to a long position in CMBS when the right entry point emerges towards the end of the year, or in early 2021.

MARKETS

Credit and EM debt offer attractive relative value trading opportunities, says BlueBay's Kettle

Credit and EM debt offer attractive relative value trading opportunities, says BlueBay's Kettle

As global equities markets on both sides of the Atlantic continue to flutter, credit and emerging markets are throwing up comparatively attractive trading opportunities, BlueBay Asset Management, the London-based fixed income and credit-focused hedge fund, said on Thursday.

MARKETS

“Very negative” stance powered Pershing Square gains – but Ackman does not see protracted slump

“Very negative” stance powered Pershing Square gains – but Ackman does not see protracted slump

Pershing Square CEO Bill Ackman’s “very negative view” and “good sense of timing” powered the firm’s stellar USD2.6 billion gain last month but the high-profile activist hedge fund manager does not fear a protracted 1930s-style depression as a result of the Covid-19 shutdown.