What to look out for when making your
Phil Irvine, director of advisory services at Liability
Solutions, looks at how to sift through more than 2,500 funds
from some 500 providers to find the right one for you
term hedge fund is used to describe a very wide
range of investment vehicles that share certain similar
characteristics. Commonly, hedge funds are domiciled offshore,
have broad mandates (from very cautious to extremely
aggressive), close to new investments once they reach a certain
size, have higher fees (typically with a performance element to
them) and tend to have worse liquidity terms than most bond or
Generally, most managers have a significant personal stake
in the funds they manage and aim to achieve positive returns in
differing market conditions.
With over 8,000 hedge funds in existence and assets
exceeding $2 trillion, there is plenty of evidence...