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Liquidity and a ‘Lie’: Funds Confront $30 Trillion Wall of Worry

  • Turmoil at H20, Woodford prompts worry of wider problems
  • Bank of England chief Carney warns of liquidity perils

The first blow-up shook an investment fund in Switzerland. The second and third rocked funds in the U.K.

Now, with warnings growing louder about the risks money managers have taken with hard-to-trade investments, Wall Street is starting to wonder: Just where will this end? That question is reverberating across the financial world after the head of the Bank of England warned that funds pushing into a host of risky investments -- in some cases, without investors fully understanding the dangers -- have been “built on a lie.’’