Hedge Fund Leverage Increases In Feb.

Apr 9 2013 | 9:26am ET

Hedge fund leverage rose slightly in February as market neutral and equity long/short funds increased their exposure.

The New York Stock Exchange Debt Margin was $366 billion, $2 billion higher than in January. Hedge fund leverage is still $15 billion below its peak level, $381 billion, reached in July 2007.

Market neutral funds went from 2% net long to 7% net long, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Equity long/short funds went from 23% net long to 25%.


In Depth

Exotic Assets: Investing In Rare Violins

Jan 17 2017 | 4:43pm ET

By definition, alternative investments include exotic assets far beyond your typical...

Lifestyle

'Tis the Season: Wall Street Holiday Parties Back In Fashion

Dec 22 2016 | 9:23pm ET

Spending on Wall Street holiday parties has largely returned to pre-2008 levels...

Guest Contributor

The Trump Administration: What It Could Mean for Carried Interest

Jan 19 2017 | 5:25pm ET

The arrival of the Trump administration brings the potential for a repeal of the...

 

From the current issue of

As initial anxiety over Donald Trump’s victory gave way to market euphoria in the days following the election, there was a casualty. Gold prices.