Major Hedge Fund Short Positions in UK, Denmark, and France

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The latest short positions have been disclosed by various notable US and UK based hedge funds in equities of Denmark, France, and Netherlands.

In Denmark, David Einhorn’s Greenlight Capital has a significant short bet on 3.34 % of shares of FLSmidth & Co. A/S (CPH:FLS). A number of other funds are also shorting the stock of FLSmidth & Co; the company supplies construction and machinery materials. AQR Capital has a short position in 0.99 percent and Citadel Europe in 0.65 percent of FLSmidth & Co. A/S (CPH:FLS)’s outstanding shares.

Vestas Wind Systems A/S (CPH:VWS) is another shorting favorite with hedge funds. The Tiger cub, John Griffin of Blue Ridge Capital has a huge bet amounting to 4.47 percent of Vestas shares. Alden Global has a position in 1.89 percent of Vestas Wind Systems A/S (CPH:VWS). The stake has been increased from an initial 0.9 percent holding. UK based funds, Eton Park Intl has a bet on 2.14 percent, Sothic Capital in 1.85 percent, and Perella Weinberg Partners holds a short position in 0.76 percent of Vestas’ shares.

Blue Ridge Capital also has a short in 1.82 percent shares of PANDORA A/S (CPH:PNDORA), a jewelry business, while AQR Capital is shorting Novozymes A/S (CPH:NZYM-B), a biotech company.


BNP Paribas SA (EPA:BNP) (PINK:BNPQY) holds a 0.7 percent short in Altran Technologies SA (EPA:ALT) (PINK:ALTKY). AKO Capital has a short bet on 0.95 percent of Bouygues SA (EPA:EN)

Highbridge Capital Management has a short position in 1.25 percent shares of Nexans SA (EPA:NEX) (PINK:NXPRF), a copper and fiber optics company. Oxford asset management is also betting on 0.7 percent of Nexans SA (EPA:NEX) (PINK:NXPRF). Moreover, Highbridge Capital Management has a short position in 0.5 percent of Peugeot SA (EPA:UG) (PINK:PEUGY).


Elliott Management is shorting AMG Advanced Metallurgical Group N.V. (AMS:AMG), the position amounts to 1.4 percent of the company’s shares. AKO Capital has a short position in 2.39 percent of CSM NV (AMS:CSM). GLG Partners has a net short position in 2.27 percent of SNS Reaal NV (AMS:SR).

D.E Shaw and BlackRock Asset Management are shorting Wereldhave NV (AMS:WHA), while Highbridge Capital has a short bet in ASM International NV (Amsterdam) (AMS:ASM).

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