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Commentary: Hedge funds start 2018 with record $19 billion bet on the euro

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LONDON Hedge funds have kicked off 2018 with their biggest bet ever on the euro rising, a clear vote of confidence in the single currency but, with positioning so stretched, one which could backfire in the near term.

Hedge funds have British motor dealer vulnerability in their sights

LONDON Hedge funds are circling British car dealers, betting on their increasing vulnerability as a five-year sales boom hits the skids in the face of waning consumer confidence and an accompanying drop in resale values.

Jan 05 2018

Activist hedge fund TCI set to end year up 29 percent - letter

LONDON British activist TCI Fund Management's main hedge fund is set to end the year up 29 percent despite a very public battle with the London Stock Exchange , a letter to investors, shared with Reuters, showed.

Dec 28 2017

Hurricane-hit catastrophe bond managers plan new funds

LONDON Hedge funds and other managers of catastrophe bond funds racked up some of the worst losses in more than a decade from this year's hurricanes and wildfires.

Dec 19 2017

Hedge fund manager Hohn won't attend LSE vote - source

LONDON British hedge fund manager Christopher Hohn will not attend a vote on the motion brought by his firm to oust London Stock Exchange chairman Donald Brydon, a source close to the firm told Reuters.

Dec 19 2017

Big British local authority pensions step up hedge fund bets

LONDON From Essex binmen to Liverpool councillors, government pension schemes in England and Wales are investing more in hedge funds whose bets, sometimes dictated by algorithms, have included exotic holdings such as Puerto Rican debt.

Dec 15 2017

Hedge funds add wary sterling bets before EU summit

LONDON Sterling steadied on Monday after posting its biggest daily drop in more than a month on Friday, with investors cautiously adding some long bets at the start of a week when Britain and the EU will sign off on a deal to move to the next stage of Brexit talks.

Dec 12 2017

Whitbread jumps after hedge fund Sachem Head declares stake

LONDON Whitbread shares jumped more than 7 percent on Wednesday after U.S.-based hedge fund Sachem Head Capital Management declared a 3.4 percent stake in the British hotel and coffee chain operator.

Dec 07 2017

Commentary: Goldilocks markets show 2017 was no year to be a bear

LONDON A year ago, the consensus view of the world economy and markets coming into 2017 was for a Goldilocks mix of strong growth, decent corporate profits, low volatility, a gradual drift higher in bond yields, and a continued "melt up" in stocks.

Dec 05 2017

LSE investor TCI says non-executive directors to stay if chairman leaves

LONDON Non-executive directors at the London Stock Exchange are committed to remain in place if chairman Donald Brydon is removed, hedge fund TCI fund management said.

Dec 05 2017

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