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Five Funds bet against Thyssenkrupp

Five Funds bet against Thyssenkrupp

According to our records, this is the first time that five funds simultaneously hold a short >0.5% ("big short") in Thyssenkrupp and in percent terms these are the highest short selling levels since 2012 when our …

Read More2019-04-17
EU Short Selling Bans

EU Short Selling Bans

With Wirecard short selling ban expiring on April 18, we looked into all EU short selling bans since 2014 that we could identify. Interestingly, all of analyzed EU short selling …

Read More2019-04-08
Shorts of "The Big Short"

Shorts of "The Big Short"

A New York investment firm, Neuberger Berman, which includes Steve Eisman ("The Big Short") as one of their portfolio managers, has significantly expanded their bank shorts and most notably added …

Read More2019-03-28
Big Shorts in EU Banks

Big Shorts in EU Banks

We count 59 big shorts (shorts >0.5%) in EU banks in our records, with 22 of them targeting Italian banks. However, in terms of % short the most shorted bank …

Read More2019-03-12
Newcomer fund shorted Adidas

Newcomer fund shorted Adidas

Newcomer hedge fund, D1 Capital Partners ("D1"), put a 0.5% short bet against Adidas on Wednesday. We have not seen a big short (short >0.5%) in Adidas since Ray Dalio's …

Read More2019-03-07
Who is building a (short) Air France-KLM stake?

Who is building a (short) Air France-KLM stake?

Marshall Wace increased their short position in Air France-KLM six times in six consecutive workdays. Interestingly, they almost doubled this short since the Dutch government stake became known.* Marshall Wace's short …

Read More2019-03-04
Two funds shorting Greek banks

Two funds shorting Greek banks

Since 2019 start two hedge funds (HFs) have been frequently increasing their bets against Greek banks.* Both these HFs have also historically been among the most active short sellers in Greece. Especially a lot of …

Read More2019-02-28
Short Selling in UK 2018 IPOs

Short Selling in UK 2018 IPOs

Aston Martin and Amigo Holdings are among UK 2018 IPOs against which hedge funds (HFs) have opened significant short bets.* According to "IPO Watch Europe Annual Review 2018" by PwC, 82 …

Read More2019-02-16
Bybrook's bets against EU debt collectors

Bybrook's bets against EU debt collectors

Bybrook Capital holds 4 shorts >0.5% ("big shorts") in EU. Each of four targeted companies belongs to debt collection and servicing industry, but is from a different country.* Such split …

Read More2019-02-04
Odey's short selling (so far) in 2019

Odey's short selling (so far) in 2019

The biggest Odey's short holding in our records is, as of Friday's close, up about 30% YTD. Still, Odey has been adding to this short in the past weeks.* One of the most prominent …

Read More2019-01-21