Today’s Comforting Stat: Hedge funds are a trillion dollars in debt


The nation’s largest hedge funds had $1.47 trillion in net assets and more than $1 trillion in borrowings as of the fourth quarter, according to the first report compiled on confidential data they provided to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

The SEC’s Division of Investment Management issued the report to Congress last week using figures from money managers who run private funds with gross assets of at least $150 million, including borrowed capital, and the agency broke out data for the biggest firms. Congress ordered the SEC to collect information from private-equity and hedge-fund managers under a provision of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act designed to help regulators monitor risk in the financial system.

Equity-to-debt of 1.5:1? I’m sure it’s fine.


SEC Says Largest U.S. Hedge Funds’ Debt Tops $1 Trillion (Bloomberg)

hat tip Attain Capital


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