Hedge funds are collective investment vehicles that are often established with a special legal status that allows their investment managers a free hand to use derivatives, short sell, and exploit leverage to raise returns and cushion risk. We review various issues relating to the investment in hedge funds, which have become popular with high net-worth individuals and institutional investors, as well as discuss their empirical risk and return profiles. The concerns regarding the empirical measurements are highlighted, and meaningful analytical methods are proposed to provide greater risk transparency in performance reporting. We also discuss the development of the hedge fund industry in Asia.
Hedge funds, fund management, risk, returns, performance measurement
Corporate Finance | Finance and Financial Management
KOH, Cher Chiew Francis; KOH, Winston T. H.; LEE, David K. C.; and PHOON, Kokfai.
Investing in hedge funds: Risks, returns and performance measurement. (2004). 1-33. Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business.
Available at: http://ink.library.smu.edu.sg/lkcsb_research/5163
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