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  • Among funds focused on so-called long-short strategies, which involve betting on and against stocks, a tendency for many individual stocks to move together has made it extremely challenging, traders say.

    Tough Era for 'Macro' Funds

  • More-sophisticated investors can also hedge against volatility by using so-called long-short strategies, which attempt to generate stock-market returns, but with lower risk.

    Stress-Test Your Portfolio

  • The hedge fund, run by well-known manager Steven Cohen , is "soft closing" the $14 billion long-short equities hedge fund, the person said, meaning that it isn't accepting capital from new investors for the time being, but may accept funds again at a later date.

    SAC to Close Its Flagship Fund to New Investors

  • Bet Against Losers Another way to use stocks as an inflation hedge is to bet against businesses likely to be hurt by higher prices, says Stephen Roseman , manager of Thesis Flexible Fund , a long-short mutual fund based in New York.

    Pros Seek Inflation-Resistant Stocks

  • KKR hired a team of proprietary traders from Goldman Sachs last year to build a long-short equities hedge fund, which the firm expects to start managing client assets in the second half of the year.

    KKR's First-Quarter Results Beat Estimates

  • The firm, which is building a long-short equities hedge fund, said it saw huge opportunities in real estate, a sector that already benefits rival Blackstone Group LP.

    KKR's First-Quarter Results Beat Estimates

  • Investors looking for the equity risk premium but with lower volatility and lower risk than equities should consider special situations and equity long-short funds.

    Capital Generation's Said: Pick the Manager, Not the Fund

  • Traditional long-short stock strategies and macroeconomic strategies are struggling.

    Volatile Quarter Tests Resolve

  • Such an infusion would be a boon to managers of long-short equity hedge funds, which were hit hard during the financial crisis.

    Hedge Funds Scramble as Rivals Exit

  • Several investors in the funds as well as consultants close to the matter say some investors are looking to put their cash into funds that follow the same "long-short" investment style.

    Hedge Funds Scramble as Rivals Exit


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