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Greenlight Capital down 1.5 percent in Q1, warns of second 'tech bubble'
By Reuters
04/22/2014 6:04:10 PM ET

NEW YORK (Reuters)—David Einhorn's Greenlight Capital closed the firm's money-losing short position in Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc., the $10 billion hedge fund said in a letter to clients on Tuesday [April 22], and the firm has started shorting a group of momentum stocks that he did not identify.
IEX'S exchange plan stirs U.S. stocks queue jumping argument
By Reuters
04/22/2014 12:16:32 PM ET

NEW YORK (Reuters)—For more than a decade, queue jumping by traders has been a big no-no in U.S. stock market, prevented in the name of fairness. Now, an upstart trading platform has revived a debate on whether it may be just what markets need to become more transparent.
Europe

Commodity investor inflows rebound as sector outperforms shares
By Reuters
04/17/2014 1:05:16 PM ET

LONDON (Reuters)—Money is flowing back into commodity investments this year as the sector has broken out of lock-step with other asset classes and outperformed them, attracting investors who aim to diversify portfolios. After $50 billion of net redemptions in 2013, total inflows so far this year into passive commodity index products and commodity-linked exchange traded funds (ETFs) have amounted to about $5.
Credit Suisse to cut deeper in fixed income
By Reuters
04/16/2014 5:55:52 PM ET

LONDON (IFR)—Credit Suisse has concluded that deeper cuts to its fixed income franchise will be needed over coming months, with management finally bowing to years of pressure to scale back in the area after revealing that the business suffered its worst start to the year since 2008. The global macro products desk, which houses the Swiss bank's rates, foreign exchange and commodities offerings, is likely to face the brunt of any cuts, with continued low interest rates across the developed world and new regulations dramatically reducing client trading volumes and profitability.
Asia/Australia

Insurance against a China financial crisis is a tough sell
By Reuters
04/21/2014 1:14:28 PM ET

SINGAPORE (Reuters)—Selling insurance against a financial crisis should not be difficult, five years after the last one nearly wrecked the global economy. But when it comes to China, the world's second-largest economy, the probability of a full-blown crisis is apparently so remote that hardly anyone will buy an insurance policy against it, no matter how cheap.
Former Soros team to start $150 million Hong Kong-based hedge fund
By Reuters
04/21/2014 1:02:34 PM ET

HONG KONG (Reuters)—A former Soros Fund Management team will start a Hong Kong-based hedge fund in the third quarter of 2014 with at least $150 million in initial capital including seed capital from HS Group, making it one of the biggest start-ups in the region this year. Co-founded by Kenneth Lee and Michael Yoshino, the long/short equity hedge fund firm, Pleiad Investment Advisors, will focus on investments in China and Japan.
International

Commodity investor inflows rebound as sector outperforms shares
By Reuters
04/17/2014 1:05:16 PM ET

LONDON (Reuters)—Money is flowing back into commodity investments this year as the sector has broken out of lock-step with other asset classes and outperformed them, attracting investors who aim to diversify portfolios. After $50 billion of net redemptions in 2013, total inflows so far this year into passive commodity index products and commodity-linked exchange traded funds (ETFs) have amounted to about $5.
Armajaro Commodities Fund assets fall almost 25 percent in first quarter
By Reuters
04/16/2014 5:02:27 PM ET

LONDON (Reuters)—London-based Armajaro Asset Management lost nearly a quarter of assets at its largest commodities fund in the first quarter, the latest sign that edgy investors have continued to withdraw cash from the sector after weak returns, documents show. Assets under management at Armajaro Commodities Fund (ACF), the biggest of the group's six hedge funds and one of three dedicated to commodities, fell to $686 million by end-March from $904 million at end-December, documents obtained by Reuters on the fund showed on Wednesday [April 16].






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