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Hasenstab Loses $1.8bn In Single Day As Big Bet Blows Up: (FEMGX) - (TPINX)

edited August 2019 in Fund Discussions
FYI: Fixed income star Michael Hasenstab lost $1.8 billion in a single day’s trading this month as a series of big bets on Argentine assets crashed following a primary election which shook political forecasts, according to the Financial Times.

The Argentine peso dropped as much as 20% and bond yields rocketed as markets absorbed the consequences of an unexpectedly strong showing by in the presidential race by the populist Alberto Fernández who has selected former incumbent Cristina Fernández de Kirchner as his running mate.

Hasenstab’s $11.3 billion Templeton Emerging Markets Bond fund tumbled 3.5% on Monday, equivalent to a $440 million loss, according to a FT analysis of Morningstar data.

His $33.1 billion Templeton Global Bond fund shed 1.8%, or around $592 million. Three other mandates saw accumulative losses of $362 million. Approached by the FT, Franklin Templeton declined to comment.

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  • Message for Mr. Hassenstab (sung to the tune of "Don't cry for me Argentina")

    Don't cry for Argentina....
    The money you lost was just your fundholders.
    No need to worry.
    You keep your fee.
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