Sentences to ponder

As Mallaby is at pains to point out on a regular basis, hedge funds in fact have less leverage – a lot less – than banks. Many have none at all; those who do lever up tend to do so only by a factor of two or three, compared to leverage ratios in the 30 to 40 range for many investment banks and even commercial banks, in Europe.

That is Felix Salmon and there is more here.


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