Derivatives assets surge at eurozone hedge funds

Eurozone hedge funds saw derivatives asset holdings spike by almost 28% to €91.9 billion ($103 billion) over the three months to end-March.

It’s the largest amount they have reported since August 2016, when derivatives asset values hit €95.6 billion.

These instruments accounted for 16.3% of total hedge fund assets at end-March, up from 13.7% in December 2018 and 13.9% a year ago. In August 2016, they accounted for 17.5% of total assets.

Investment fund units made up the largest share of

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