Shorting restrictions prompt hedge fund innovation

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How do you adapt a strategy to an environment where short selling is more restrictive than in the past?

Shorting restrictions started being imposed as a knee-jerk reaction to plummeting stock markets. Independent research has shown the various bans imposed at the time of the financial crisis had no impact at all on the freefall in markets.

Shorting is generally a decision made by fundamental research and analysis of a company’s position. Hedge funds shorted financials because they were fundamenta

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