Preqin analysis links high fees and high returns

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Hedge funds charging performance fees of at least 20% generated the highest 12-month and 24-month returns for investors to the end of 2009, according to a survey of 900 small, medium and large hedge fund managers worldwide.

The study, carried out by alternatives research firm Preqin, also showed that average management fees charged by single-manager hedge funds currently stand at 1.65%, with performance fees at 18.89% on average. Following the low point of the financial crisis and with managers finding it harder to attract investors, only 38% of funds now charge the 'standard' 2/20 according to the report.

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