Fighting hedge funds’ public image problem


"If an arms dealer makes huge charitable donations, he will still be viewed as an arms dealer."—Simon Rostron

By Neil Wilson

null While bankers bore the brunt of the public’s wrath after the financial crisis of 2008, hedge fund people have not gotten off scot-free. They are still widely viewed with suspicion-as people who are often fabulously wealthy but not deserving of it, as people who are making money at the expense of others in a zero-sum game.

And if you think the reputation of hedge fund managers is questionable within the United States, it is often a lot worse in continental Europe. To many Europeans, hedge