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Common Misconceptions About The Risk Associated With Hedge Funds
One of the top reasons that investors and financial advisors don't invest in hedge funds is that they think they are too risky. As with any investment...

Common Misconceptions About The Risk Associated With Hedge Funds
One of the top reasons that investors and financial advisors don't invest in hedge funds is that they think they are too risky. As with any investment...

Common Misconceptions About The Risk Associated With Hedge Funds
One of the top reasons that investors and financial advisors don’t invest in hedge funds is that they think they are too risky. As with any investment...

How Do Hedge Funds Work?
There is no specific formula for how hedge funds work because different hedge funds employ a multitude of different strategies. However, there are som...

How Do Hedge Funds Work?
There is no specific formula for how hedge funds work because different hedge funds employ a multitude of different strategies. However, there are som...
 
  Terms In Focus
Alpha
Measures the value that an investment manager produces, by comparing the manager's performance to that of a risk-free investment (usually a Treasury bill).

Beta
Gauges the risk of a fund by measuring the volatility of its past returns in relation to the returns of a benchmark, such as the S&P 500 index.

Fund of Funds
An investment vehicle whose holdings consist of shares in hedge funds and private-equity funds.

General partner
The individual or firm that organizes and manages a limited partnership, such as a hedge fund.

Inception date
The day on which a fund starts trading.

Offshore Fund
An investment vehicle that is domiciled outside the U.S. and has no limit on the number of non-U.S. investors it can take on.