Blocked exits can be costly at hedge funds-paper
guardian.co.uk – Hedge fund investors may face an expensive tug-of-war with managers, according to a new research paper that suggests they could lose as much as 15 percent of their initial investments should they be unable to exit when they want.
Hedge fund investors have rarely been allowed to pull their cash out immediately, but now they are sometimes being told that they may not be able to pull it out at all as the industry faces its worst-ever returns.
Dozens of prominent hedge funds, including Fortress Investment Group LLC and Tudor Investment Corp, have recently restricted redemptions in some of their portfolios.
This trend is not only aggravating but also extremely pricey, Nicolas Bollen, a professor at Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management, said in an interview.