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With investors betting that the European Central Bank has reached the end of its programme of interest rate hikes aimed at tackling inflation, hedge funds have upped their bearish wagers on the euro to the highest level seen in almost a year, according to a report by Bloomberg.
Investors are becoming increasingly convinced that the Bank of England is coming to the end of its programme of inflation-tackling interest rate rises, with hedge funds unwinding bets against the UK’s £2.5tn government bond market as a result, according to a report by FT.com.
Hedge funds have upped their bullish wagers on oil, betting that tightening supplies will prompt a resumption of the recent price rally following a pause last week, according to a report by Bloomberg.
Former Goldman Sachs co-chairman, ex-US senator, and governor of New Jersey, Jon Corzine, is to shutter the hedge fund he started after the collapse of MF Global Holdings, and return cash to investors, according to a report by Bloomberg.
CoinShares International, a European alternative asset manager specialising in digital assets, has launched a new hedge fund division, CoinShares Hedge Fund Solutions, and for the first time will be making its offerings available to qualified US investors via a range of private investment products.
Bill Ackman, the CEO of hedge fund Pershing Square Capital, has predicted further increases for 30-year US interest rates, while his fund remains short on bonds due to the prospect of inflation remaining at an elevated level, according to a report by Reuters.


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