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Hedge fund misconceptions dispelled


Hedge funds are often seen as unregulated, risky and excessively-leveraged investment vehicles that lack transparency.

Let’s examine some of the most common misunderstandings:


Hedge fund misconceptions Reality
They are unregulated Established providers are regulated at the manager level
They are very risky Can provide superior diversification/downside limitation
They charge excessive fees Performance fees only levied when ‘earned'
They have long ‘lock-up' periods Range of liquidity profiles available according to strategy
They lack transparency Disclosure is improving but data interpretation is complex
Myths & facts
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