eFC – The report, compiled by New Jersey accounting firm Rothstein Kass, found that women-owned alternative investment funds – hedge funds, private equity and venture capital etc. – delivered a 3.6% compound annual return during the five years ending in Sept. 2012, according to U.S. News & World Report. The all-inclusive HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index, meanwhile, booked a 3% loss during the same period.
The difference in outcomes is heavily correlated with the manner in which most female fund managers operate. Unlike their male counterparts, female managers tend to have less turnover in their portfolios, choosing safer long-term buys over volatile pumping and dumping. As you’d imagine, this style of investing tends to do well during tumultuous times.