Fear and loathing as hedge funds and politicians blur boundaries

politics and hedge funds

The power accruing to hedge funds amid the asset class's meteoric growth seems to be pushing the fragile symbiosis between politics and business into disequilibrium.

Russia won't let its biggest foreign investor, Bill Browder, back onto its soil, yet is opening up its crown jewels to overseas traders. German politicians brand hedge funds as "locusts," but they've opened them up to the retail masses. Malaysia's former prime minister Mahathir Mohamed has not forgiven George Soros for shorting the

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