Hedge fund investors seek protection in macro uncertainty

Macro turning point

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Hedge fund investors are positioning for a summer of macro uncertainties as central bankers signal an end to ultra-stimulative monetary policy in developed markets.

News of the US Federal Reserve’s intention to end its second round of quantitative easing (QE2) on schedule in June, confirmed by chairman Ben Bernanke, sparked a major sell-off in stocks, commodities and other risk assets.

Renewed concerns over sovereign debt problems in the European Union’s eurozone members, weaker than expected

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