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I’m Shocked, Shocked: My Hedge Fund Didn’t Hedge!

Seeking Alpha – "In my view they didn’t do what they set out to do … which was to hedge. I saw a few hedge funds that did much worse than my long-only fund, which is rather ironic," [Veritas Asset Management manager Ezra Sun] said.

The losses have disappointed many investors who had expected positive returns in all market conditions, and hefty withdrawals of somewhere between a fifth and a third of the industry are widely expected at the end of the year. There was the risk people could perceive hedge funds as a "rip-off" because they had been charging high rates on the implicit promise they could deliver absolute returns, but did not deliver when global markets collapsed.

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