Increased Leverage Boosts Hedge Fund Assets

Apr 18 2013 | 1:44pm ET

The biggest hedge funds are getting bigger—through increased use of leverage.

Hedge Fund Alert's list of the largest 200 hedge fund managers saw widespread growth, with that group now managing $3.3 trillion, up from $2.7 trillion last year. The number of hedge funds with at least $10 billion in assets increased to 90, from 74, and those with at least $25 billion increased to 32 from 20.


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