Soros is founder of the Quantum Fund, long one of the world's largest hedge funds. In mid-2011, Soros said he would return money to his outside investors and turn Soros Fund Management into a family office to manage his personal fortune. It also handles the multibillion-dollar endowments of his philanthropic organizations and those of his relatives.
Nestle SA, General Electric Co and Berkshire Hathaway Inc are among firms poised to benefit from a consumer-lead “revival” in emerging markets, said Abbas Zuaiter, co-founder of Zuaiter Capital Holdings and former chief operating officer of George Soros’s family office.
Hedge funds led by Paulson & Co. and Maverick Capital are piling into mortgage insurers in a bet that some of the companies worst hit by the U.S. housing crash will be among the biggest winners in the rebound.
Hedge-fund managers are making the biggest ever bet against gold as billionaire George Soros sold holdings last quarter and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. predicted more declines after the longest slump in four years.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index retreated from a record amid concern the Federal Reserve will scale back its stimulus efforts. Gold and silver advanced as Moody’s Investors Service warned the U.S. rating may be cut. The yen rebounded from the weakest level since 2008.
The Levada Center, a Russian independent pollster, may be forced to close after prosecutors said it may be violating President Vladimir Putin’s law on foreign agents, said Lev Gudkov, head of the researcher.
Gold futures fell, capping the longest slump in 16 months, as U.S. filings showed that George Soros and BlackRock Inc. cut stakes in exchange-traded products backed by the metal, signaling waning investment demand.