Hedge Fund Managers


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.

Competition from Alternative Investment Vehicles

Hedge funds compete with a variety of providers of alternative investment vehicles, including investment management firms, mutual funds, insurance companies, banks, brokerage firms, private equity, and other financial institutions.