Fitch warns on hedge funds in structured credit

special report: structured products

A report by Fitch has found credit hedge funds dealing in instruments such as distressed debt, derivatives and structured products such as CDOs grew faster than their hedge peers, and warned their impact on credit markets is "not well understood," their impact is beyond their asset size due to their trading frequency and volume, and "willingness to invest in higher-risk markets such as high-yield corporate securities and subordinated structured finance tranches," the report added.

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