Evaluating Hedge Fund Investments: The Role of Pure Style Indices

Over the past decade, the hedge fund industry has grown immensely. According to estimates, the number of hedge funds increased from 2,000 to 8,000, assets under management went from US $67 billion to US $800 billion, and inflows of money to hedge funds have never been greater.

Author(s):

Francois-Serge Lhabitant

Professor of Finance, EDHEC Business School Head of Research, Kedge Capital

This growth was essentially driven by the attractive risk-adjusted performance achieved by hedge funds, their ability to protect capital in negative equity markets, and the shrinkage in proprietary trading activities, which coincided neatly with a welter of hedge fund launches.

Type: Working paper
Date: le 01/12/2003
Research Cluster : Finance

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