Funds to Watch

Finding quality before it hits the big time

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Presenting the best burgeoning funds to watch in 2005

In the midst of high-profile hedge fund launches and a record number of hedge funds managing more than a billion dollars in assets, one thing seems certain and that is that the number of hedge fund managers that are hitting the "big time" is on the rise. Yet the growing number of colossal hedge funds continues to pose real problems for investors who rush to follow the herd into brand names and fancy pedigrees, with many finding themselves locked out of the top funds.

It is becoming increasingly more crucial