Hedge Funds Gang Up on Retailers

Several prominent hedge fund managers are continuing to short brick-and-mortar retailers that face competition from online disrupters, though at least one major fund manager says it’s more complicated than shorting the sector across the board.

Hedge funds smell blood in the malls.

Several long-short equity hedge fund managers have been shorting retailers that have run into trouble, or those they think may hit hard times in the future, as a growing number of retail chains have filed for bankruptcy or shuttered large numbers of stores over the past few years.

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