Hedge Fund Investing: The 4-Ps

There are various reasons why someone might want to invest in a hedge fund. The most obvious, of course, is performance, or more accurately, the prospect of acceptable future performance, however that is defined. There is no point in entrusting funds to a manager if...

The Misguided Focus on Hedge Fund Fees

Few doubt that billionaire Warren Buffett is a smart man and a savvy investor. But he is also a hypocrite when it comes to the subject of hedge fund investing. At the Fortune-sponsored Most Powerful Women Summit in October, he criticized the hedge fund industry, most...

Hedge Fund Investing: A Contrarian Dream

Many commentators have voiced opinions about what is wrong with hedge fund investing. In “The Misguided Focus on Hedge Fund Fees,” for example, I discussed widespread criticisms of the fees charged by managers. But complaints about performance have been just...

Hedge Fund Investing: Still on the Upswing

It was big news on Wall Street when the California Public Employees’ Retirement System announced just over a year ago that it was planning to axe its $4 billion stake in hedge funds, saying that they were “too expensive and complex.” Calpers is...

Red flags to be aware of in manager selection

Hedge Fund Longevity It is vital that Due Diligence is performed before investing in any fund. This helps us take on less risk and hopefully avoid funds that are managed badly, more likely to fail, or simply more likely to be fraudulent. Hedge Funds are well known for...