Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Hedge Funds Results Take a Beating in 2007

Hedge funds around the world became more cautious, reducing the amount of debt they took on to buy assets by the end of last year as returns took a beating from turmoil in global credit markets, according to a study released on Monday by Greenwich Associates.
Hedge fund leverage ratios declined to about 2.1 at the end of 2007 from 2.3 a year earlier, the Greenwich Associates/Global Custodian study showed. Meanwhile, the study showed the share of hedge managers reporting returns of more than 10 percent dropped to 52 percent in 2007 from 62 percent in calendar year 2006.
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