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My dad invested his pension but he’s too ill to handle it any more – what can we do? Can I get broadband without a landline? Are hedge funds making a fortune from the China crash – and if they are such amazing money-making machines, how do I buy in? Read this: Are hedge funds making a fortune from the China crash – and if they are such amazing money-making machines, how do I buy in? If hedge-funds are such amazing money-making machines, why aren’t they listed companies that the City and small investors can buy into? Some hedge funds have done very nicely indeed out of the global market turmoil triggered by concerns about the Chinese economy.
225million for himself and his investors because he saw the crisis coming well in advance. Odey previously cashed in when he predicted the credit crunch. Hedge funds use a variety of strategies to make money. Some can be very complicated, but the classic one is simply ‘shorting’ stocks, or betting they will fall. Hedge fund managers and their backers are normally extremely well off already.
That means they can afford to take a hit when their bets come unstuck, as they often do. But this also tends to leaving ordinary investors sitting enviously on the sidelines when the ‘hedgies’ do manage to strike it rich. That said, there are ways to get exposure to hedge funds if you are willing to shoulder the risks and can withstand the potential losses. Some operate as investment trusts which are listed on the London stock market and can be bought like other shares.