Hedge funds struggle with risk-on/risk-off markets with no change in sight

Risk-on/risk-off attitudes persist among investors ready to accept negative real returns on safe havens while paying abnormally high risk premiums. Markets continue to be dominated by policy issues.

How do you intend to change your tolerance for risk over the next 12-18 months?

Jean-Marc Stenger, Lyxor Asset Management
To a large extent increased risk in financial markets is a reflection of higher economic volatility. The great recession has pushed forward the government sector and led to intense state intervention, triggering a shift to a more volatile environment.

Debt deleveraging forces are threatening to turn the favourable period of disinflation that started in the early 1980s into

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