Lower volatility and investor pressure ups funds’ exposure

EUROPEAN LONG/SHORT

European long/short managers have begun to move away from the high cash levelsthat emerged last year. Lower volatility combined with pressure from investorsfor higher returns have caused growth exposure levels to creep up with the majorityof new money on the table being placed on the long side.

Typical net long exposure has moved from 10% to 30% net long, according to DavidPenhale, hedge fund research analyst at Liberty Ermitage. The profile of investorsis changing in a long-term perspective as w