Chaos reigns at new hedge fund

London-based hedge fund manager HED Capital Management plans to launch a new $200 million fund, dubbed the Beaufort Chaos Fund, by June. HED claims its chaos theory-based strategy obviates the need for derivatives.

The new long-short fund will trade US equities and attempt to identify trading opportunities on 2,000 stocks using chaos theory – the study of how apparently random-like behaviour arises in deterministic non-linear dynamics.

“When we initially looked at applying chaos theory, we t

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