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CalPERS' exit could heap pressure on hedge fund fees
By Reuters
09/16/2014 5:31:19 PM ET

BOSTON (Reuters)—The California Public Employees' Retirement System handed fellow U.S. pension funds a hefty club to beat down hedge fund fees and demand better returns this week when it voted to pull out of hedge funds entirely, investors said.
Former top BTG Pactual trader Hermann to open fund: report
By Reuters
09/10/2014 5:12:01 PM ET

SÃO PAULO (Reuters)—Emmanuel Hermann, the former head of Grupo BTG Pactual SA's proprietary equity desk in Brazil, is opening a new fund specialized in risk arbitrage, credit and distressed assets, the markets blog of Veja Magazine said on Wednesday [Sept. 10], without saying how it obtained the information.
Europe

Hedging costs against sterling's swings soar on Scottish vote worries
By Reuters
09/12/2014 1:28:54 PM ET

LONDON (Reuters)—The cost of hedging against near-term swings in the British pound jumped to four-year highs on Friday [Sept. 12] and investors added to unfavorable bets in the derivatives market, reflecting jitters about the result of the Scottish referendum.
Emerging-market currency turbulence picks up, options markets flash red
By Reuters
09/10/2014 4:29:54 PM ET

LONDON (Reuters)—The cost of hedging against sharp fluctuations in many emerging-market currencies jumped to multi-month highs on Wednesday [Sept. 10], and derivatives markets indicate that bets against them are on the rise as the dollar strengthens.
Asia/Australia

Emerging-market currency turbulence picks up, options markets flash red
By Reuters
09/10/2014 4:29:54 PM ET

LONDON (Reuters)—The cost of hedging against sharp fluctuations in many emerging-market currencies jumped to multi-month highs on Wednesday [Sept. 10], and derivatives markets indicate that bets against them are on the rise as the dollar strengthens.
Andy Hall cuts risk, takes profits, but still bullish long-term oil
By Reuters
09/10/2014 11:14:59 AM ET

NEW YORK (Reuters)—Prominent oil bull Andy Hall has cut risk in his $3.3 billion hedge fund by more than half since June and taken profits in some markets after "various cross-currents" this summer, he told investors.
International

Emerging-market currency turbulence picks up, options markets flash red
By Reuters
09/10/2014 4:29:54 PM ET

LONDON (Reuters)—The cost of hedging against sharp fluctuations in many emerging-market currencies jumped to multi-month highs on Wednesday [Sept. 10], and derivatives markets indicate that bets against them are on the rise as the dollar strengthens.
Andy Hall cuts risk, takes profits, but still bullish long-term oil
By Reuters
09/10/2014 11:14:59 AM ET

NEW YORK (Reuters)—Prominent oil bull Andy Hall has cut risk in his $3.3 billion hedge fund by more than half since June and taken profits in some markets after "various cross-currents" this summer, he told investors.






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