Leverage risk still very low, says JP Morgan

Fri Oct 21, 2005



A JPMorgan research report published this week concludes that hedge fund managers are taking "remarkably" little risk in terms of leverage. Indeed, according to the paper, hedge fund leverage dropped sharply in the second half of 2000 and through 2001, and has barely moved upwards again ever since.

The reason for today's relatively low leverage, suggested...

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