The market for credit default swaps, the product largely blamed for heightening the global financial crisis in 2007, has more than doubled in the first seven months of 2017 as hedge funds are tempted into riskier assets.
According to the Financial Times, there has been an issuance of $20bn to $30bn worth of credit default swaps so far this year, compared to $15bn for the whole of 2016 and $10bn in 2015. Hedge fund managers...
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