Money managers under the microscope
Victor Haghani, a co-founder of LTCM later involved in its liquidation and now a private investor, was opining at a LSE conference on Monday that simply cutting back funds’ borrowing after the carnage of last year may not be a strong enough lesson for the industry to learn.
Another lesson is that while many managers see plenty of tempting bargains in areas such as credit, just because something is cheap, it doesn’t mean it can’t get a lot cheaper, he adds.
This has already been seen in some credit instruments, where funds dived in after price falls, only to find there was still further to go.
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