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

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CHAPTER 24Hedge Funds and Retail Investors

Many high-net-worth individuals and family offices have been investing in hedge funds for decades. In the past several years, this interest had become more widespread and reached down to individuals that do not meet the criteria of qualified investors needed to invest in the traditional hedge fund (and fund of funds) limited partnership structure. The economics of these efforts to provide hedge fund programs to individuals is simple; with over $60 trillion invested in long-only investment vehicles (compared to $2 trillion in hedge funds), attempting to tap the long only market is a natural strategy for both hedge funds and mutual fund companies.

Alternative products in the mutual fund and ETF space include ...

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