- Language: English
- Published: July 2009
- Region: United Kingdom
Hedge Funds' Strong Analytics Make Distressed Investing Pay Off Apr 12
- Published: April 2012
- Standard & Poors
Hedge funds have experimented with countless trading and investment strategies over the years in search of consistently strong returns, only to see some of those strategies falter in the face of financial crises or other unforeseen obstacles. Strategies for investing in distressed assets, on the other hand, can succeed in these situations because they're designed to benefit from economic or political turmoil. For instance, some funds have recently gained attention by successfully investing and trading in the distressed securities of European banks. (Watch the related CreditMatters TV segment titled, "Hedge Funds Make Distressed Investing Pay Off," dated May 9, 2012.) In Standard & Poor's Ratings Services' view, hedge funds can play a larger role in the market for distressed securities...
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