Hedge Fund

Hedge Fund

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A hedge fund is an investment partnership that uses pooled funds and employs different strategies to earn active returns for its investors. It may be managed aggressively or take advantage of derivatives and leverage to produce higher returns. Its primary purpose is to maximize investor returns and eliminate risk.

Entities

All Star Charts
AppleTree Capital
Aquamarine Capital
Art Strategy Partners
Behind the Balance Sheet
COEX Partners
Clocktower Group
Cooper Family Office
Elazar Advisors
Empire Valuation Consultants
Fried Asset Management, Inc.
Harmonic Fund Services
Hedgeye Risk Management
Karman Line Capital
Logica Capital Advisers
Morgan Creek Capital Management, LLC
Navesink International
Ned Davis Research
Northstar Risk
PDT Partners
Parallax Digital
Polygon Global Partners
Repo Market
Sitka Pacific Capital Management
Strategic Investment Group
TipRanks
Tressis Gestión SGIIC
Variant Perception
Weldon Financial
Winhall Risk Analytics
Zulauf Consulting

Events

2008 Financial Crisis
LTCM Crisis
Lehman Bankruptcy
Mortgage Market Collapse
Subprime Mortgage Crisis

Locations

Greenwich

People

Adam Cohen
Alexander Campbell
Allison Schrager
Amelia Bourdeau
Ami Joseph
Andreas Clenow
Andreas Halvorsen
Andrew Abraham
Andrew Park
Andrew Sorkin
Andy Hecht
Aniket Ullal
Ari Paul
Arik Ben Dor
Art Samberg
Arthur Hyde
Avi Gilburt
Barclay Leib
Barry Ritholtz
Bastian Bolesta
Ben Melkman
Ben Powell
Bernd Ondruch
Bill Fleckenstein
Blair Hull
Bob Johnson
Bob McNally
Brent Donnelly
Brent Johnson
Bret Jensen
Brett Friedman
Brett Steenbarger
Brian Portnoy
Bruce Kovner
Bruce Phelps
Caitlin Long
Carl Delfeld
Carley Garner
Catherine Coley
Cathie Wood
Chaim Siegel
Charles Brandes
Chris Alexander
Chris Cole
Chris DeMuth Jr
Chris Knowlton
Chris Pavese
Chris Watling
Cody Willard
Dan Loeb
Dan Morehead
Dan Passarelli
Dan Rasmussen
Dan Russo
Dan Zwirn
Daniel Biolsi
Daniel Lacalle
Daniel Loeb
Darius Dale
Daryl Jones
David Bahnsen
David Dreman
David Fried
David Kabiller
David Krejca
David Shimko
Dean Curnutt
Dean McClelland
Dee Smith
Denise Shull
Dennis Chen
Dick Dickson
Diego Parrilla
Donald van Deventer
Doug Kass
Douglas Lucas
Dylan Grice
EB Tucker
Ed Yardeni
Edward Altman
Edward Thorp
Eileen Murray
Emad Mostaque
Eric Peters
Erik Conley
Evan Lorenz
Francis Breedon
Francis Hunt
Galen Burghardt
Gareth Murphy
Gary Antonacci
Gavin McMaster
George Goncalves
George Pruitt
George Soros
Giovanni Pozzi
Gontran de Quillacq
Grant Williams
Grant Wilson
Greg Tusar
Greg Weldon
Greg Zuckerman
Hans Humes
Harry Melandri
Howard Penney
Howard Schilit
Hugh Hendry
JC Parets
JT Taylor
Jack Schwager
James Altucher
James Helliwell
Jason Goepfert
Jay Pelosky
Jay Van Sciver
Jeff Leventhal
Jeff Marcus
Jeff Weiss
Jesse Felder
Jim Simons
Joe Mezrich
Joffre Lefevre
John Bonnanzio
John Brice
John Floyd
John Paulson
John Thomas
Jonathan Satovsky
Josh Brown
Josh Steiner
Julian Brigden
Juliette Declercq
Kate Kelly
Keith McCullough
Ken Griffin
Kent Collier
Kerr Neilson
Kevin Muir
Kirk Wickman
Komal Sri-Kumar
Larry McDonald
Larry Robins
Larry Swedroe
Lee Robinson
Lenore Hawkins
Leo Kolivakis
Lex van Dam
Liz Ann Sonders
Lloyd Khaner
Lori Van Dusen
Louis Bacon
Luis Garcia-Feijoo
Luke Ellis
Luke Gromen
Magdalena Polan
Mahmood Noorani
Maitha Al Shamsi
Manny Roman
Marc Chandler
Marco Kolanovic
Marcos Carreira
Mark Anson
Mark Sebastian
Mark Wolfinger
Markus Heitkoetter
Martin Gruber
Martin Pring
Marty Fridson
Mason Morfit
Matt Bohlsen
Matt Rowe
Matt Tucker
Maziar Minovi
Meb Faber
Michael Covel
Michael Kahn
Michael Kantrowitz
Michael Kramer
Michael Lebowitz
Michael Miller
Michael Nicoletos
Michael Platt
Michael Steinhardt
Michael Venuto
Mike Green
Mike Heroux
Mike Milken
Mike Novogratz
Mike Taylor
Mish Schneider
Mish Shedlock
Mona El Isa
Nadine Terman
Olivier Garret
Patrick Watson
Paul Jones
Paul Mampilly
Peter Atwater
Peter Boockvar
Peter Borish
Peter Cecchini
Phil Tye
Philip Fischer
Pippa Malmgren
Ramsey Smith
Raoul Pal
Rashique Rahman
Ray Uy
Rick Palacios
Rick Rule
Robert Balan
Robin Griffiths
Roger Hirst
Roger Montgomery
Russ Brownback
Russel Kinnel
Russell Napier
Sahm Adrangi
Samuel Rines
Sanford Leeds
Sarah Gefter
Scott Nammacher
Scott Skyrm
Siddhartha Jha
Simon Ree
Slobodan Jovanovic
Srinivas Thiruvadanthai
Stephanie Ruhle
Stephen Antczak
Stephen Bigalow
Stephen Brown
Stephen Mandel
Steve Clapham
Steve Hanke
Steven Bleiberg
Steven Hawkins
Tadas Viskanta
Tariq Dennison
Teddy Vallee
Tian Yang
Tim Sykes
Tobias Carlisle
Todd Jordan
Todd Tresidder
Tom Carroll
Tom Jacobs
Tom Lott
Tom Tobin
Tommy Thornton
Tony Greer
Trevor Mottl
Udayan Mitra
Van Tharp
Vicki Bryan
Victor Niederhoffer
Victor Sperandeo
Vincent Catalano
Vincent Deluard
Vincent Randazzo
Warren Pies
Whitney Tilson
William Demchak
William Goetzmann
Woody Brock
Xavier Rolet
Yannik Zufferey

Positions

All the Money in the World
An American Hedge Fund
Diary of a Hedge Fund Manager
Following the Trend
Global Trading Dispatch
Handbook of Alternative Assets
Hedge Fund Market Wizards
Hedge Fund Masters
Hedge Funds For Dummies
High-Powered Investing All-in-One For Dummies
How To Hedge
Invest With The House
Invest with the Fed
Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management
Investment Mistakes Even Smart Investors Make and How to Avoid Them
Life in the Financial Markets
Macro Insiders
Managing Credit Risk
Million Dollar Traders TV Show
My Stock Market Basics
No Bull
Pension Pulse
Rags & Riches
Risk Management in Trading
Risk Ranges
Robintrack
Stocks on the Move
SuperCash
The Bear Traps Report
The Daily Feather
The Fund Industry
The Greatest Trade Ever
The Handbook of Fixed Income Securities
The Handbook of Traditional and Alternative Investment Vehicles
The Hedge Funds Book
The Investor's Paradox
The Ivy Portfolio
The Only Guide to Alternative Investments You'll Ever Need
The Option Trader's Hedge Fund
The Secret Club That Runs the World
Validea's Guru Investor Blog
ValueWalk
When Genius Failed

Publication Types

Global Macro Strategy
Macro
Systematic Trading

Adam Cohen

Alexander Campbell

Allison Schrager

Amelia Bourdeau

Ami Joseph

Andreas Clenow

Andreas Halvorsen

Andrew Abraham

Andrew Park

Andrew Sorkin

Andy Hecht

Aniket Ullal

Ari Paul

Arik Ben Dor

Art Samberg

Arthur Hyde

Avi Gilburt

Barclay Leib

Barry Ritholtz

Bastian Bolesta

Ben Melkman

Ben Powell

Bernd Ondruch

Bill Fleckenstein

Blair Hull

Bob Johnson

Bob McNally

Brent Donnelly

Brent Johnson

Bret Jensen

Brett Friedman

Brett Steenbarger

Brian Portnoy

Bruce Kovner

Bruce Phelps

Caitlin Long

Carl Delfeld

Carley Garner

Catherine Coley

Cathie Wood

Chaim Siegel

Charles Brandes

Chris Alexander

Chris Cole

Chris DeMuth Jr

Chris Knowlton

Chris Pavese

Chris Watling

Cody Willard

Dan Loeb

Dan Morehead

Dan Passarelli

Dan Rasmussen

Dan Russo

Dan Zwirn

Daniel Biolsi

Daniel Lacalle

Daniel Loeb

Darius Dale

Daryl Jones

David Bahnsen

David Dreman

David Fried

David Kabiller

David Krejca

David Shimko

Dean Curnutt

Dean McClelland

Dee Smith

Denise Shull

Dennis Chen

Dick Dickson

Diego Parrilla

Donald van Deventer

Doug Kass

Douglas Lucas

Dylan Grice

EB Tucker

Ed Yardeni

Edward Altman

Edward Thorp

Eileen Murray

Emad Mostaque

Eric Peters

Erik Conley

Evan Lorenz

Francis Breedon

Francis Hunt

Galen Burghardt

Gareth Murphy

Gary Antonacci

Gavin McMaster

George Goncalves

George Pruitt

George Soros

Giovanni Pozzi

Gontran de Quillacq

Grant Williams

Grant Wilson

Greg Tusar

Greg Weldon

Greg Zuckerman

Hans Humes

Harry Melandri

Howard Penney

Howard Schilit

Hugh Hendry

JC Parets

JT Taylor

Jack Schwager

James Altucher

James Helliwell

Jason Goepfert

Jay Pelosky

Jay Van Sciver

Jeff Leventhal

Jeff Marcus

Jeff Weiss

Jesse Felder

Jim Simons

Joe Mezrich

Joffre Lefevre

John Bonnanzio

John Brice

John Floyd

John Paulson

John Thomas

Jonathan Satovsky

Josh Brown

Josh Steiner

Julian Brigden

Juliette Declercq

Kate Kelly

Keith McCullough

Ken Griffin

Kent Collier

Kerr Neilson

Kevin Muir

Kirk Wickman

Komal Sri-Kumar

Larry McDonald

Larry Robins

Larry Swedroe

Lee Robinson

Lenore Hawkins

Leo Kolivakis

Lex van Dam

Liz Ann Sonders

Lloyd Khaner

Lori Van Dusen

Louis Bacon

Luis Garcia-Feijoo

Luke Ellis

Luke Gromen

Magdalena Polan

Mahmood Noorani

Maitha Al Shamsi

Manny Roman

Marc Chandler

Marco Kolanovic

Marcos Carreira

Mark Anson

Mark Sebastian

Mark Wolfinger

Markus Heitkoetter

Martin Gruber

Martin Pring

Marty Fridson

Mason Morfit

Matt Bohlsen

Matt Rowe

Matt Tucker

Maziar Minovi

Meb Faber

Michael Covel

Michael Kahn

Michael Kantrowitz

Michael Kramer

Michael Lebowitz

Michael Miller

Michael Nicoletos

Michael Platt

Michael Steinhardt

Michael Venuto

Mike Green

Mike Heroux

Mike Milken

Mike Novogratz

Mike Taylor

Mish Schneider

Mish Shedlock

Mona El Isa

Nadine Terman

Olivier Garret

Patrick Watson

Paul Jones

Paul Mampilly

Peter Atwater

Peter Boockvar

Peter Borish

Peter Cecchini

Phil Tye

Philip Fischer

Pippa Malmgren

Ramsey Smith

Raoul Pal

Rashique Rahman

Ray Uy

Rick Palacios

Rick Rule

Robert Balan

Robin Griffiths

Roger Hirst

Roger Montgomery

Russ Brownback

Russel Kinnel

Russell Napier

Sahm Adrangi

Samuel Rines

Sanford Leeds

Sarah Gefter

Scott Nammacher

Scott Skyrm

Siddhartha Jha

Simon Ree

Slobodan Jovanovic

Srinivas Thiruvadanthai

Stephanie Ruhle

Stephen Antczak

Stephen Bigalow

Stephen Brown

Stephen Mandel

Steve Clapham

Steve Hanke

Steven Bleiberg

Steven Hawkins

Tadas Viskanta

Tariq Dennison

Teddy Vallee

Tian Yang

Tim Sykes

Tobias Carlisle

Todd Jordan

Todd Tresidder

Tom Carroll

Tom Jacobs

Tom Lott

Tom Tobin

Tommy Thornton

Tony Greer

Trevor Mottl

Udayan Mitra

Van Tharp

Vicki Bryan

Victor Niederhoffer

Victor Sperandeo

Vincent Catalano

Vincent Deluard

Vincent Randazzo

Warren Pies

Whitney Tilson

William Demchak

William Goetzmann

Woody Brock

Xavier Rolet

Yannik Zufferey

  • The use of hedge funds in financial portfolios has grown dramatically since the start of the 21st century. 
  • It has freer rein to invest aggressively and in a wider variety of financial products than most mutual funds. 
  • It is an official partnership of investors who pool money together to be guided by professional management firms
  • A hedge fund is generally only accessible to accredited investors
  • Hedge fund investors require a net worth that exceeds $1 million. For this reason, Hedge funds have earned the dubious reputation of being a speculative luxury for the rich.
  • Hedge fund strategies include long-short equity, market neutral, volatility arbitrage, and merger arbitrage.
  • Hedge funds charge both an expense ratio and a performance fee. The common fee structure is known as two and twenty (2 and 20)—a 2% asset management fee and a 20% cut of generated gains.