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Wall Street fell out of love with equity hedge funds

US law firm Latham & Watkins is cutting off automatic access to its international databases for its Hong Kong-based lawyers, one of the oldest and best-known hedge fund strategies has suffered nearly $150bn in client withdrawals over the past five years, and the price of bitcoin touched $50,000 for the first time since 2021. Plus, the FT’s Kaye Wiggins explains how a Chinese financier is turning small businesses into a data gold mine. 


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Latham & Watkins cuts off its Hong Kong lawyers from international databases

Decline of the star stockpicker: investors pull $150bn from equity hedge funds

Bitcoin price touches $50,000 after spot ETF launches spur demand

The financier turning China’s noodle joints and karaoke bars into a data gold mine


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