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Hedge Funds Are Behaving Like We Just Had a Financial Crisis

  • Implied equity exposure, options trends point to risk aversion
  • Macro Risk Advisors says beta to stocks is lowest since 2013
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Bridgewater, RenTech Make $13 Billion in Grim Hedge-Fund Year

Hedge funds haven’t been chasing the January rebound in U.S. equities on the heels of their worst year since 2011.

According to Macro Risk Advisors, these big-money managers are acting much more like it’s the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis than the relatively low-volatility environment that’s dominated for most of the past five years.