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Investing in Hedge Funds, Revised and Updated Edition by Joseph G. Nicholas

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CHAPTER 2
The Hedge Fund Investment Structure
AN INVESTOR can access a hedge fund manager by investing in an existing investment vehicle or by placing assets in a separate managed account and hiring the hedge fund manager to invest them. A hedge fund, like a mutual fund, is an investment vehicle that allows multiple investors to pool their assets and enables them to access hedge fund managers’ specialized knowledge, investment expertise, and innovative trading strategies. Like the strategies that hedge fund managers use, not all hedge funds are alike. Nevertheless, many features with which an investor should be familiar before investing in a hedge fund can be usefully discussed in general terms. This chapter first discusses the differences between ...

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