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Hedge Fund Investors and Historical Performance

Hedge Fund Investors and Historical Performance

Trevor Pugh

20 years: Trading & hedge funds

In the second video of this series, Trevor identifies who invests in hedge funds, and the key requirements investors use when assessing investment decisions. He then moves on to the performance of hedge funds over the last three decades.

In the second video of this series, Trevor identifies who invests in hedge funds, and the key requirements investors use when assessing investment decisions. He then moves on to the performance of hedge funds over the last three decades.

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Hedge Fund Investors and Historical Performance

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Overview

A wide variety of investors choose to invest in hedge funds with pension funds being the largest category. They are drawn to hedge funds thanks to the low correlation with their other assets and ability to generate alpha, or excess returns. These returns are generated with the use of leverage or borrowing which allows hedge funds to take risks in excess of regular funds. Although hedge funds have underperformed the S&P over the last 25 years, they have been less volatile and provide a better investment on a risk adjusted basis.

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  • Identify who invests in hedge funds

  • Understand how hedge funds use leverage to generate returns

  • Learn how hedge funds have performed

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