In the week ending 05 February 2016 it was reported that quant hedge funds, who use mathematical models to bet across asset classes, raised a net $29bn last year, reversing a $16bn outflow in 2014. Meanwhile, a report by Barclays has found that recent trends in fees, liquidity and transparency suggest almost a 'race to the bottom' among managers.
Among recent investments made by hedge funds, a group of hedge fund managers are waging a currency war against the Chinese yuan; but Chinese regulators are taking on the challenge; Kyle Bass made the case for why his firm is making a big wager against the yuan; Odey Asset has increased its short position in Home Retail; Beacon Capital has eliminated its position in International Paper Co during the fourth quarter; a Reuters poll of fund managers showed that global investors cut their U.S
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