Do academics have anything interesting to say?


Academic study into hedge funds is becoming more and more popular, but many think their research is marred by conflicts of interest

One of the fastest growing areas of the hedge fund universe is academic research. Hardly a day goes by without another university jumping on the bandwagon. But are they saying anything of value and is the research of primary benefit to their corporate sponsors?

Just to illustrate how explosive the issue is, Professor Stephen Brown found himself on the receiving end of the industry's bile when he dared to criticize fund of hedge funds fees at an executive