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Tesco's troubles split funds seeking oversold stocks

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Toby Melville A woman walks past a Tesco supermarket in central London, December 9, 2014. While still Britain's biggest grocer by far, Tesco's days of achieving startling growth appear to be over. However, some fund managers tasked with hunting out cheap stocks ripe for a rebound are taking the plunge.

Tesco's Troubles Split Funds Seeking Oversold Stocks

businessinsider.com — By Simon Jessop and Nishant Kumar LONDON (Reuters) - A halving of Tesco's share price is luring only the boldest active fund managers back into Britain's top supermarket group, with many still unpersuaded it can recover from a year of disasters. While still Britain's biggest grocer by far, Tesco's days of achieving startling growth appear to be over.

Brevan Howard's $24 billion fund gains in Nov but record run still at risk

reuters.com — The macro fund, which like others in the sector bets on major economic trends across a range of asset classes including stocks, bonds and currencies, gained 0.86 percent in November, according to a letter to investors seen by Reuters. That left it down 0.73 percent for the year, after losing money in eight of the last 11 months.

Brevan Howard's $24 billion fund gains in November but record run still at risk

uk.reuters.com — LONDON (Reuters) - Hedge fund manager Brevan Howard saw its main "macro" fund claw back gains in November after a torrid year for the strategy, an investor letter showed, but the $24 billion (15.4 billion pounds) fund could yet end an 11-year winning run.

Hohn's hedge fund doubles donations, trims allocation to ex-wife's charity

reuters.com — However, Hohn, who has been ordered to pay his estranged wife Jamie Cooper-Hohn 337 million pounds in the largest divorce settlement in British legal history, has been less generous to the charity he co-founded with his former wife. The Children's Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) is one of the top private charities in the world with $4 billion in assets.

Hohn's hedge fund doubles donations, trims allocation to ex-wife's charity

mobile.reuters.com — LONDON, Dec 3 (Reuters) - Billionaire hedge fund manager Chris Hohn's firm nearly doubled its charitable donations in the year to end-February 2014, filings with Britain's Companies House show, following the best return in his $8 billion-plus fund since 2005.

Hedge funds find India toughest BRIC to crack

reuters.com — Profiting from short-selling, or when share prices fall, is a key factor that differentiates them from traditional funds and allows them to charge much higher fees. But India-focused hedge funds have fallen more than the country's benchmark Sensex index .BSESN in nearly one third of the 40 negative months recorded by the index since 2002, a study by the New York-based industry tracker HedgeFundNet (HFN) shows.

UPDATE 1-British insurer Aviva to shut $2 bln fund of hedge funds

reuters.com — By Nishant Kumar LONDON Nov 26 (Reuters) - Aviva will shut its unit that invests in external hedge funds, the British insurer said on Wednesday, joining a growing number of so-called fund of hedge funds to have closed shop or merged with rivals as clients cut out the middleman.

UPDATE 1-BlueBay's $1.4 bln hedge fund closure exposes "key man" risk

reuters.com — Fund returned 6 pct through Nov. 14 this year, 4.3 pct in Oct * 2014 has been a tough year for peers to make money (Adds details, performance data and investor comments) By Nishant Kumar LONDON, Nov 20 (Reuters) - BlueBay, one of Europe's biggest asset managers, will shut a $1.4 billion hedge fund in an unexpected move as fund manager Neil Phillips is leaving.

Man Group's Ellis sees computers trumping humans again in 2015

reuters.com — Speaking at the Reuters Global Investment Outlook Summit on Wednesday, Man President Luke Ellis said while many in the market thought an end to U.S. monetary easing would see asset prices jump around more, potentially rewarding flesh-and-blood traders, other bankers were stepping into the breach. Japan and China are both easing policy and the U.S.
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Dec 10, 2014

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Dec 09, 2014

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