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Alternative Investments: Hedge Funds

What is hedge fund? Hedge funds pool money from investors and invest in securities or other types of investments with the goal of getting positive returns. Hedge funds are not regulated as heavily as mutual funds and generally have more leeway than mutual funds to pursue investments and strategies that may increase the risk of investment losses. Hedge funds are limited to wealthier investors who can afford the higher fees and risks of hedge fund investing, and institutional investors, including pension funds.


Print Resources

Institutional Investor (the US and International Edition) Includes rankings such as The Hedge Fund 100, Hedge Fund Compensation Report, Hedge Fund Top Analysts, The Fund of Hedge Funds 50, Hedge Fund All American (and All Europe) Research Team. 

Journal of Alternative Investments Official publication of the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association; expert analysis on managing alternative investments. 

Journal & News Articles


Historical Print Titles



Hedge Fund Investing & Regulation - CFA Institute: This provides fund investors with assurance that the information on which they base their decisions is accurate and reliable


Hedge Fund Resources: Here you will find a useful list of hedge fund resources including some basic information for those beginning their hedge fund education, organizations and associations, hedge fund publications and news sources, indexes, and research tools.

khan academy: Overview of how hedge funds are different than mutual funds.