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March 9
6:31 AM 2016

Perry Capital LLC, a New York based $10 billion hedge fund is preparing for another credit event like 2008. The multi-dimensional hedge fund is led by Goldman Sachs alum Richard Perry. The hedge fund has reportedly purchased credit-default swaps (CDS) worth $1 billion on about 10 investment grade corporate bonds during last month.

Standard & Poor's has rated the investment-grade bonds at BBB or higher. Meanwhile, Moody's has rated the bonds at Baa3 or higher. Bond issuing companies with such ratings are seen to have the safest balance sheets. However, Perry stands in profit even those companies are downgraded by the rating agencies, reports Business Insider.

Perry finds interesting examples of some companies with different ratings of investment grade, where the rating agencies lag behind. He observes opportunities of buying protection on some of those companies with probable credit events.

He remains alert for making investment in those companies whenever credit even takes place, as he did in 2008. The big short already availed by the investor during investment is expected to provide protective shield, reports Yahoo finance quoting Perry while addressing the University of Texas Management Co.'s 20th anniversary event on Friday in Austin, Texas.

The hedge fund leader has declined naming specific companies targeting for investment. But his targeted companies are the potential victims of technological changes with possibility for disruption, hints InvestmentWatch quoting Perry.

Perry has reportedly named Blackberry as an example to portray those companies which once dominated but are now being suddenly disrupted. Everyone in the US has got addicted for some period with the Blackberry handsets before accepting different types of smart phones. The inflection point, where Blackberry has stopped growing while starting to loose subscribers, Perry defines it as the beginning of the end.

The Goldman Sachs alum thinks that there are a number of those situations today where a company's stock might look cheap. Such stocks may look like there's value, but they will end up being value-trapped.

Perry expects to move quite dramatically whenever situation falls in line with his elaborated strategy. His firm has 70% to 80% of its fund to offer in credits, but due to strategic considerations, will enter a credit cycle over the next year or two.

Perry Capital LLC has enjoyed booming business during 2008. Now the multi dimensional hedge fund has been reported getting prepared to invest its $10 billion at a suitable moment. Leader of the hedge fund, Perry has discussed his diversified business strategies while hinting for his future business planning in several occasions. 

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