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

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CONCLUSION

The preface set out a number of themes that provided a framework for this book. It is time to revisit and review these themes, taking into account the information contained in the book.

WHAT MAKES HEDGE FUNDS UNIQUE?

Hedge funds and other investment managers all trawl the same equities, fixed-income, and commodities markets. However, hedge funds have distinctive objectives that they pursue using distinctive tools and strategies. Hedge funds belong to the world of active investment management, in sharp contrast to the world of passive management, in which managers use capitalization-weighted index funds to mimic the performance of various markets such as the S&P 500 index instead of trying to beat the markets.

Other active managers ...

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