Hedge Funds

Now you can short the shorters


For all you hedge fund managers who have made money shorting the stock of public companies, the targets of your sales now have the chance to short you back. From April 1, Chicago-based Hedge Fund Research has been offering investors the chance to short any one of its eight investable hedge fund indices or its broader global hedge fund index.

The new product can be used as an investment tool to hedge against unavoidable exposures. For example, by shorting the HFR Convertible Index, an investor can hedge out risk and reduce losses in the