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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.

UPDATE 2-Muddy Waters' Block targets HK-listed Superb Summit; shares slide

reuters.com — Company is latest Chinese company targeted by short-sellers * Shares in Superb Summit down as much as 4 pct (Adds details) By Nishant Kumar and Anne Marie Roantree LONDON/HONG KONG, Nov 19 (Reuters) - Investment research firm Muddy Waters, whose negative reports have decimated shares of Chinese companies listed overseas, has questioned the balance sheet of timber firm Superb Summit International Group , hitting its shares on Thursday.

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.

Hedge fund star Hintze tips long U.S. high yield credit, short Europe

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Benjamin Beavan CQS Founder, CEO and SIO Michael Hintze speaks during the Reuters Global Investment Outlook 2013 Summit in London November 27, 2012. Hintze, 61, whose firm manages about $14 billion, said he was also shorting European credits and flagged Russia as a "black hole" as it fights an economic crisis, sinking oil prices and a sanctions war with the West over Ukraine.

Hedge fund Oceanwood raises $2 billion, to close to new investors - source

uk.reuters.com — LONDON (Reuters) - Europe-focused hedge fund Oceanwood Capital Management is closing its fund to new investors after its assets under management hit $2 billion recently, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said.

Hedge fund star Hintze tips long U.S. high yield credit, short Europe

uk.reuters.com — LONDON (Reuters) - Hedge fund CQS is betting on U.S. high-yield corporate bonds following the return of widening credit spreads and volatility in the second half of the year, the firm's founder Michael Hintze, one of Europe's most influential investors, said on Monday.

Scuttled deals worth $580 billion put hedge funds on back foot

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Brendan McDermid A screen displays the share price for pharmaceutical maker AbbVie on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange July 18, 2014.
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Nov 21, 2014

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Nov 21, 2014

Bill Gross just got a huge vote of confidence from legendary investor George Soros reut.rs/1uXVPFq via @reuters by @jennablan

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