Hedge funds increase exposure to credit derivatives, says Hennessee

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Hennessee Group, a US-based adviser to hedge fund investors, says hedge funds have continued to increase their exposure to credit derivatives and that many funds are inexperienced with regard to the derivatives markets and may be using the instruments in inappropriate ways.

A report issued by the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (Isda) in September says the total notional value of credit derivatives outstanding globally grew by 52% in the first six months of 2006 to an estimate

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