Opinion

Is the glass half-full or half-empty?

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“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change”

By Niki Natarajan

“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change,” is the ancient Tao observation, as paraphrased by Dr Wayne Dyer. It could have just as easily been written to explain the shift in paradigm that is finally happening in hedge funds as it could to describe the optical illusion illustrated.

From the point of view of most hedge fund managers, they are simply managing money, actively, differently, but they are still asset managers. Somewhere this idea got lost in translation and most investors, except