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Billionaire Capital Turns Into Ghost Town: ‘Home Contracts Down 80%,’ Trophy-Cars Pile Up In Showrooms

By Tyler Durden | 28 September 2016

ZERO HEDGE — It used to be that a quick walk around downtown Greenwich could pass for an exotic car show but those days seem to be coming to an end as hedge fund returns have suffered and, as one jewelry store owner points out, “one doesn’t want to become the next episode of ‘Billions.’”

As recently pointed out by Bloomberg, Greenwich has long been one of the most prosperous communities in America with one out of every $10 in hedge funds in the country being managed there by the most elite funds like Viking Global, AQR and Steven Cohen’s Point72.

But these days, as hedge fund returns have suffered and banking bonuses have remained stagnant for years, the trophy items like expensive jewelry and exotic cars are just piling up in luxurious Greenwich showrooms. []

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