Continuing high volatility cramps the style of equity market players

US long/short hedge funds have been underperforming other hedged products recently due to highly volatile markets, leading many managers to adopt large cash positions.

In view of the situation in Iraq, markets have traded on war psychology rather than fundamentals.

Nancy Curtin, chief investment officer at Fortune Asset Management, says: 'This kind of volatility is difficult to deal with. Most managers have been scaling back risk and remaining with their positions and views whether bearish or bull

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