Making money out of the pandemic – The Agenda
Updated 20:44, 22-May-2020
The Agenda

The global economy may be in meltdown, with the International Monetary Fund suggesting that global debt could rise by around eight trillion dollars this year thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. But as the saying goes, where there's a crisis, there is always an opportunity.

And nowhere may that be truer than in the world of hedge fund management, where a stock market collapse can be worth millions, if not billions of dollars.

Nicole Boyson is the Patrick F. and Helen C. Walsh Research Professor at the D'Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University in Boston.

She spoke to The Agenda's Stephen Cole about the state of the world's hedge funds, how they make money from a financial crisis – and how they might help to aid the global recovery from a post-COVID recession.

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