Hedge Funds Credit Survey
Survey: Hedge Funds See Easing of Credit
Although 65% of senior credit officers who were surveyed by the Federal Reserve said that price terms for credit to private investment firms remained unchanged, 25% said they had loosened somewhat.
For nonprice terms, such as haircuts, covenants and cross-default provisions, 35% said terms had loosened, while 55% said they remained basically unchanged and 10% said they had tightened those terms.
Still, comparing credit terms for private investment firms at the end of 2006 to today, fully 95% of credit officers said terms were considerably or somewhat tighter.
Also, looking forward for the next three months 25% of senior credit officers told the Fed they expected price and nonprice terms for credit to the private investment industry to tighten. Source