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Emerging-Market Hedge Funds Having to Turn New Clients Away

  • Macro money pools focused on exotic economies outperform peers
  • Even prospect of withdrawal of QE hasn’t dimmed their allure
Key Speakers At The Confederation Of British Industry Annual Conference
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Cheap money may have buoyed emerging-market macro hedge funds toward their ninth straight annual advance, but that doesn’t mean investors are expecting an exodus as the world’s central bankers start turning off the taps.

Demand for these funds remains so brisk, in fact, that some are turning new money away. Pharo Management (UK) closed one of its developing-economy macro pools to new clients after it made 25 percent this year through September. And Antoine Estier raised twice what he expected for his new Amia Capital venture, which invests across markets, closing part of the fund to additional clients, according to a person familiar with the matter.