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%.


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