D. JewelAssistant Manager, MA in English, California
Assistant Manager, MA in English, California
Answered on Oct 16, 2019
Investing in a hedge fund is not something you decide casually. Professional investors know this, and that is why they keep growing their wealth because they know how to go about investing in a hedge fund. A hedge fund can also be called an investment fund where managers decide on the various assets to invest in. A hedge fund looks very similar to a mutual fund, but they are not the same.
A mutual fund has a lot of restrictions and regulations compared to a hedge fund, and that's why it does not always turn out to be a risky investment. A hedge fund, on the other hand, is a risky investment. New investors and non-professional investors are usually advised not to invest in a hedge fund unless they can manage the risk. Those who are investing in a hedge fund are doing so because they can bear the loss if the unexpected happens. However, a hedge fund is a good investment, although it is very risky, but the higher the risk, the greater the returns.
Do you have $1 million to invest? If not, you may not really be able to invest in a hedge fund. Some hedge funds are starting to lower their initial investments to maybe $100,000. Whether you have $100,000 or a $1 million, you should still think carefully before investing in a hedge fund. You may have lock-out periods, meaning you are prevented from withdrawing your money at certain times.
Fees for hedge funds can run as high as 2% in addition to 20% of profits. It’s also difficult to really know who owns your hedge fund and how it’s performing. Also the returns are historically fairly low.