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Only 1% of European funds meet EU green standard

F. Rodriguez| Only 16 funds out of a sample of three thousand European collective investment vehicles -known as UCITs (Undertakings for the Collective Investment in Transferable Securities), which globally manage one trillion euros, meet at least three of the criteria of the EU’s European standard for European products and services – EU Ecolabel – according to an analysis of managers’ portfolios and proxy data published by ESMA, the EU’s capital…

Markets are repricing risks and feel neglected by the Fed.

DWS: “Markets are repricing risks and feel neglected by the Fed. This could create some downward momentum”

DWS | How should a hedge fund have positioned itself if it had known the U.S. Federal Reserve’s (Fed’s) decisions and press release a day ahead of the market? Until lunchtime on Wednesday noon its staff might have reasonably concluded that the material contained preciously little actionable information. On paper, it would have all looked exactly as expected, leaving limited scope for any meaningful market reaction. This is not, of course, how things actually turned out.


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Hedge funds face the scrutiny of the market

WASHINGTON | By Pablo Pardo | Steven Cohen, James Simmons, Ray Dalio, John Paulson… And, above all, of course, Julian Robertson and George Soros. Hedge fund managers have been lionized, adored, despised and hated. And for good reason: the success of those investment vehicles is unparalleled. According to the New York Times, there are currently 10,000 hedge funds in the world, and the number is growing, with assets worth $2.8 trillion (€2.2 trillion).



U.S. Government: Prosecutors Take the Lead

WASHINGTON |  By PABLO PARDO |  With Barack Obama’s popularity decline, those who are taking the lead are prosecutors. The Justice Department is using techniques that had usually been the domain of criminal investigations to pursue crimes on Wall Street.

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Well done, hedge funds!: Friday’s chart

Hedge funds are better at fighting back amid terrible economic conditions and financial weather. Just look at the graphic. According to the FT Lexicon, they are investment funds that aim to meet high targeted returns using aggressive trading strategies that involve the movement of large amounts of capital from one market, asset class or currency to another. According to most European politicians, though, they are the greediest of the market…

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Weekend link fest

A curated selection of links we hope can enlighten us all; some come from our corner, some do from other corners of the net. And as always, our comment widgets are anxious to get your suggestions: Humor: What service the next president of Spain should call for… Europe is developing rescue fatigue Get used to the euro crisis: it’s the new normal China worried about banks’ loans to construction companies and…