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All About Hedge Funds, Fully Revised Second Edition, 2nd Edition by Ezra Zask

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CHAPTER 23Institutionalization of Hedge Funds

While institutional investment in hedge funds has risen steadily over the past 20 years, the great majority of this increase has occurred in a spurt of growth between 2001 (the bursting of the Internet bubble) and 2007 (the onset of the credit crisis). This rapid growth was a result of a shift in the perception of hedge funds by institutions from a source of outsized returns (and possible out-sized risk) to possessing the potential to provide diversification benefits, low volatility, and a potential source of alpha in investment portfolios. The transition was aided by the growth of the fund of hedge fund (FoHF) industry and the acceptance of hedge funds by some of the larger pension fund and endowment-and ...

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