Hedge Fund Managers

Hedge Fund Managers

Overview

The 3,300 hedge fund managers in the US manage investment vehicles that use alternative investment strategies, including hedging against market downturns, investing in asset classes such as currencies or distressed securities, and utilizing return-enhancing tools such as leverage, derivatives, and arbitrage.

Dependence on Large Investors

Hedge funds depend on institutional investors and high net worth individuals to provide capital for investment.

Funds Underperform and Close

For almost a decade, the hedge fund industry has underperformed the stock market, and fund closures have outpaced launches for the last four years.