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2 Dec 2008

Redemptions Halted by one of the Worlds Largest Hedge Funds

One of the world's largest hedge funds has temporarily halted redemptions according to reports. Tudor Investment Corp's flagship portfolio, has been reported to have halted redemptions so they can segregate difficult-to-sell assets in the fund from those they can offload more easily.

Bloomberg reports that the move was made by the the fund to avoid having to raise cash in falling markets to pay out withdrawing investors. Tudor Investment Corp, the hedge fund manager established by Paul Tudor Jones, was also reported by Bloomberg as having temporarily suspended redemptions from the portfolio.

Tudor is reportedly allotting to the investors in Tudor BVI Global shares in Legacy, with a view to selling the assets in Legacy over time to hand money back to those clients.

Founded in 1980 by Paul Tudor Jones II, the firm currently manages $15.4 billion. The firm's investment strategies include global macro trading, fundamental equity investing in the U.S. and Europe, emerging markets, venture capital, commodities, event driven strategies and technical trading systems.