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For Chicago hedge fund, Iraq is a different type of risk


Chicago hedge fund manager Kenneth Kuhn’s family thought he was crazy when he said he wanted to launch a new hedge fund focused on Iraq, but the one-time exotic currency trader said he believes the country can deliver outsized returns to investors.   

Kuhn, who stopped by Reuters offices this week, says his years of trading the Iraqi dinar from his Chicago office, inspired him to start a fund that would provide better access to Iraq’s financial markets.     

Morning Line-Up: Barclays private equity, F&C, shorted Gartmore



News and views on the asset management industry from Reuters and elsewhere

Barclays to sell private equity arm to management - FT

F&C clients advised to vote against firm’s remuneration - Daily Telegraph

Hedge funds eye Gartmore short-selling – Reuters

INSIDER-Hedgie client targets modest returns


Hedge fund returns of 4-5 percent over money market rates is pretty good going, APG’s Gerlof de Vrij tells Reuters Insider.

Hurry boy, it’s waiting there for you!


Sick of hearing about China and Brazil? Just a little bit worried about all the money flooding into emerging market funds this year? Sceptical that South Korea can even be classed as an emerging market anymore? Why not try Africa?

If there was one thing that speakers at this week’s CFA Institute European Investment Conference all agreed on it was that Africa could be the next big thing for the daring investor.