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Hedge funds make pandemic bet on insurance

Five years after London-based hedge fund Toscafund ditched the shares it held in insurance companies, the $3.5 billion firm and its peers are flocking back, drawn by sharp premium increases which are lifting the sector's post-coronavirus prospects.

Column: Hedge funds resume oil sales

Hedge funds and other money managers resumed selling oil last week as concerns about the health of the global economy re-emerged and the previous week's short-covering rally lost momentum.

Column: Hedge fund selling slows ahead of Saudi warning

Hedge funds sold petroleum for the fourth week running, though the rate slowed from the two-year peak set a week earlier, as they lowered their expectations on oil consumption, prompting Saudi Arabia to issue an unusually blunt warning to short sellers.

Column: Funds focus on oil refining margins

Hedge funds continued to rotate their positions from crude to fuels, especially gasoline, in light trading during the summer vacation period in North America, Europe and the Middle East.

Column: Hedge funds shift focus from crude to fuels

Hedge funds continued to switch their focus from crude oil to refined fuels last week – betting refinery margins are too low and will have to rise even as signals about the benchmark oil prices remain conflicting.

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