Big Hedge Fund Whacked - And Warm Feelings
January 1, 2013 - 5:36pm
One of the biggest leveraged hedge funds in the world got hit with a 2x4 during the 4th Q. This fund has a mixed bag of assets, but was heavily exposed to big FX positions. The fund made a big “bet” recently when they went short EURYEN. This turned sour in a very big way; the EURYEN moved an incredible 14 big figures against them in just 60 trading days. Street players, who know of this currency spec, refer to it as a “Size” position. At the end of Q3, it came to a lumpy short $40B. There were rumors that the fund added to the short during the Q (not confirmed yet). But even if the book was kept static, the mark-to-market loss comes to $5+B. That’s serious money to anyone. Note: The short EURYEN book is looking terrible for this fund. The new Japanese Prime Minister is forcing a devaluation of the currency. The Japanese Central Bank is d...
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