Hedge funds wary of leveraged money

NEWS ANALYSIS | TRENDS | LEVERAGED FUNDS OF HEDGE FUNDS SEEN AS HIGH RISK

LONDON – In 2004, the financial services industry expected a lot of fund of hedge fund (FoHF) blow-ups due to leveraging, according to Kevin Meehan, director of hedge funds at London-based Jupiter Asset Management. Single hedge fund managers are increasingly viewing FoHF investment as ‘hot money’, as more and more FoHFs are applying leverage to their portfolios.

"The amount of leverage used by FoHFs has increased over the past 18–24 months," says Thomas Della Cassa, senior investment strateg

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