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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
Big EU Shorts of D.E. Shaw

Big EU Shorts of D.E. Shaw

D. E. Shaw's flagship fund is one of the quant funds that posted double digits returns in 2018 (ref. CNBC). We had a peak at current EU shorts >0.5% ("big shorts") of D.E. ...

Read More2019-01-15
Soros' fund shorts Howden Joinery

Soros' fund shorts Howden Joinery

Soros' fund has been building a new short in the past few weeks: a 0.87% short (about £23m) in Howden Joinery Group plc. According to our records, this is the only ...

Read More2018-12-31
Q4 Activist Short Selling

Q4 Activist Short Selling

In comparison to hedge funds that have cut their short bets during Q4 (ref. Bloomberg), activist short sellers have had a very active quarter. Of all the quarters in 2018, ...

Read More2018-12-24
Merian's Shorts in Major Exchanges

Merian's Shorts in Major Exchanges

For the first time since 2012, a short position >0.5% ("big short") has appeared in London Stock Exchange Group (LSE). It is a 0.5% short by Merian Global Investors and ...

Read More2018-12-12
Kuvari's Kier Group Short -50%

Kuvari's Kier Group Short -50%

At the 2018 Sohn London Idea Conference on Nov 29, Kuvari Partners pitched a short of Kier Group, a primarily UK's construction & services business, citing narrowing of margins and aggressive accounting ...

Read More2018-12-10
AQR has 5 Big Shorts in DAX

AQR has 5 Big Shorts in DAX

Three new bets by AQR Capital Management against DAX companies popped-up in Q4, bringing the total number of their disclosed DAX shorts to 5. According to our records, currently, no other ...

Read More2018-12-05
Shorting at Shorting Conference

Shorting at Shorting Conference

Today on Monday, December 3, 17 presenters are to present at Whitney Tilson’s Kase Learning Shorting Conference (learn more about the organizers of the Shorting Conference here). First Session Gabriel Grego ...

Read More2018-12-03