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William Littlewood “betting that QE won’t work”

Journalist Alexis Xydias interviews Artemis manager William Littlewood about his views on bond, equity and currency markets and the impact of a Greek exit from the EU.

With bond yields at “ludicrous” levels, William believes a tipping point for bond markets is sure to come. As a result, his Strategic Assets Fund holds government bond shorts to the tune of 100 per cent of the fund’s net asset value, effectively betting that quantitative easing – ‘money printing’ in William’s terms – simply will not work.

He also gives his views on the state of equity and currency markets, and a Greek exit from the euro.

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