Robust defence of industry seen as adding value to society

Tete-a-tete

Demonised and misunderstood by a wide range of people, including politicans, the hedge fund community has taken a great deal of abuse in 2008 and 2009. Blamed for the financial crisis, manipulating markets and using shorting to destroy the banking system, all that was left was to blame swine flu on the industry and the hate factor would have leapt even higher.
The industry, however, is not taking the abuse lying down. The ‘secretive’ funds are standing up to defend an industry they believe adds v