Chapter 3

Hedge Fund Databases, Biases, and Indices

There are several commercial hedge fund databases that compile performance data from individual hedge funds and make these data available to the investment public through subscription services. Being a part of these commercial databases is valuable for hedge funds because these databases are among the primary venues through which hedge funds make themselves visible to potential investors. Therefore, although doing so is not mandatory, many hedge funds choose to volunteer and release their performance data. The databases serve ...

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