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Should I invest in a hedge fund?

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Asked by H.Donna, Last updated: Oct 16, 2019

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D. Jewel

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D. JewelAssistant Manager, MA in English, California
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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.

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h. George

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Answered on Feb 26, 2018

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.

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