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Money managers under the microscope

Hedge funds, take heart!

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Many commentators have written the obituary of the hedge fund industry, or of some of its more esoteric or leverage-dependent strategies, during the credit crisis.

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It’s not a hedge fund, but instead a split-capital investment trust, a type of fund that was the subject of its very own investment scandal earlier this decade.

After millions of pounds of investor losses the name of splits became so downtrodden — even though many such funds were relatively well-run vehicles — that it seemed unlikely the sector could ever amount to much again.

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