Headline risk makes investors jittery

Tue Jun 1, 2010



By Neil Wilson

Notwithstanding the volcanic ash that engulfed the European continent and shut down most of its air space, we were delighted that the vast majority of the 900 delegates registered for the recent EuroHedge Summit, held as usual at the Palais de la Bourse in Paris, managed to attend. While some were simply unable to fly from the United States or Asia, many of the 750 who eventually came made extraordinary efforts to get there, including those who took private planes and/or drove to Paris from as far afield as Stockholm and Lisbon.

The main talking points at the event were very much the topics outlined in this column in recent months, including not least the revival of the industry's fortunes in the past year and the outstanding opportunity set. Highlights included telling keynote contributions from Leda Braga of BlueCrest Capital Management...

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