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  • Writer's pictureBy The Financial District

Basis Trade Profits Surge For Top Players

Jonathan Hoffman, John Bonello, and Jonathan Tipermas share more than just similar first names.


Jonathan Hoffman, John Bonello, and Jonathan Tipermas are the driving force behind a gigantic wager on government debt that has been giving regulators sleepless nights. I Photo: Securities and Exchange Commission Flickr



They are the driving force behind a gigantic wager on government debt that has been giving regulators sleepless nights, as reported by Bloomberg News.


They and their teams are top players in the "basis trade," a bet by a few of the world's biggest hedge funds that profit from the tiny price gaps between Treasuries and derivatives known as futures.


All the news: Business man in suit and tie smiling and reading a newspaper near the financial district.

According to Bloomberg, they are some of the most important individuals in finance today, enjoying more opportunities than those who short their stock placements and bet against currencies.




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