New York Times – Hedge funds are facing many agonies. They are tortured by redemptions. Then there are “high water marks,” another now-troublesome part of their model. They need to fix such flaws if they are to fight another day.
The list of funds blocking investors from withdrawing their money is growing daily. Tudor Investment, the Fortress Investment Group and dozens of others have done so, at least temporarily. The rationale is to protect the fund’s remaining investors, who can be harmed if the fund needs to deplete its cash balance or sell assets at fire-sale prices.