Hedge Funds Review editorial
European sovereign debt, the Chinese slowdown and US fiscal cliff will contribute to a global recessionary outlook as smart money moves into MBS and high-yield/stressed US corporate credit in Q4.
Global macro funds are adapting to the reality of political uncertainty and market volatility driven by politicians, with a danger of compound short-term losses undermining medium or long-term gains.
Most hedge fund strategies had gains in August as markets were aided by announcements from the ECB and US Federal Reserve. CTAs/managed futures was the only strategy to record losses for the month.
Insurance Risk and BNY Mellon have conducted a survey to look at how insurance companies are preparing for the new regime and the opportunities and challenges that the changes will bring.
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