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By Robert Jaeger

In operating for a fund of hedge money (similar to the writer) i discovered this publication to be very exact. it is a nice review of the (particularly from the fund of money side). i might hugely suggest this to an individual in need of a superb assessment of the enterprise.

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The financial pages became an extension of the sports pages as investors pored over the statistics, and the paychecks, of celebrated financial athletes. This obsession with financial celebrities coexisted with an opposite phenomenon: the rise of the index fund. An index fund makes no attempt to outsmart the market. Its sole objective is to track the market. Index funds have extremely low investment management fees, and they appeal to investors—both retail and institutional— who are cynical about the ability of “active managers” to outperform the markets in which they invest.

The key part of the management process is to set up compensation policies that align the interests of the firm and the interests of the client. Hedge fund managers in the first two categories, who offer either a single product or a limited number of related hedge fund products, are comparatively free of conflict-of-interest issues. Or, to put the point more carefully, they face only those conflict-of-inter- Hedge Fund Managers and Clients 43 TE AM FL Y est issues that arise in any business. The situation changes in the third and fourth categories.

Foundations are designed to support a broad range of nonprofit activities carried out by multiple institutions. Some of these institutions are very large. For example, the Harvard endowment and Hedge Fund Managers and Clients 35 the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation both have assets of about $20 billion. There is a subtle difference between the investment profile of a pension fund and the profile of an endowment or foundation. A pension fund faces definite payment obligations. A pension fund that experiences disappointing returns can’t simply reduce the level of benefits paid to retirees.

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