Hedge funds specialising in market-neutral convertible arbitrage strategies have thrived during the last 12 months, while other strategies have been battered by the bear market in equities and the deteriorating credit environment. The funds even bounced back with a vengeance from their one challenge last year – a temporary dip in equity market volatility last summer. Observers say their success looks set to continue.
Convertible arbitrage hedge funds posted an average 14.58% gain in 2001, acc
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