The news that John Paulson, the executor of ‘The Greatest Trade Ever’, is joining the growing ranks of famed hedge fund managers returning investor capital and going private, seems like a defining moment at a time when the world as we knew it is experiencing such widespread, seismic change.
Jim Chanos, the president and founder of Kynikos Associates and one of the industry’s higher profile short-sellers, said that the evidence was almost irrefutable late last year that something was wrong with Wirecard.
The “locusts” were the canaries in the coal mine (again): Hedge fund short-sellers vindicated as Wirecard blow-up jolts Germany
There is precious little to celebrate in the precipitous collapse of Wirecard, the German payments group whose shares have lost 90 per cent in a matter of days amid what now appears to be incontrovertible evidence of a massive and sustained fraud involving at least EUR2 billion of ‘missing’ cash.
Pictet chief strategist cautious on equities rebound, warning on UK as materials and Japan offer value
The current stock market rebound is “out of step with economic reality”, according to Pictet Asset Management’s chief strategist Luca Paolini. While the sustained market resurgence appears to have bolstered equity and credit-focused hedge funds’ returns during May, Paolini warned that hopes for a quick V-shaped recovery following the coronavirus downturn look “optimistic”.
As global economies re-emerge from the coronavirus lockdown, Hedgeweek rounds up a range of views from across the hedge fund spectrum on how the so-called ‘new normal’ may shape investment opportunities…
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.
Bill Prew, CEO of INDOS Financial, considers how fund governance practices have evolved to cope with the recent pandemic, and before it, the 2008 financial crisis. Despite challenges, Prew says boards cannot let standards slip nor take short-cuts, otherwise the interests of investors risk being compromised.
In his latest monthly blog, Joel Press, formerly a senior partner and Head of the Global Hedge Fund Practice at Ernst & Young, and a leading voice on hedge fund operations and co-ordination services, looks at how social distancing might work as businesses begin to consider a return to office working…
Muzinich & Co’s Clint Comeux, portfolio manager, and Carl DeMuth, senior energy analyst, look at what the oil price correction can mean for energy credits…
By Don Steinbrugge, Founder and CEO, Agecroft Partners – The massive dislocations in the fixed income markets in March caused huge divergence in performance among hedge fund managers with similar strategies.