Hedge Funds:
High Priced Products with Substantial Glamour But Long-Term Underperformance

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Date Published: April 27, 2017
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The purpose of this research is to provide readers with a comprehensive understanding of the hedge funds market, an industry which continues to grow rapidly despite relatively poor absolute & relative investment returns. This research analyzes hedge fund data by product structure and investment strategy, and offers a series of predictions for the hedge funds market. This research is incorporated into TIburon's research on financial alterantive investments and its broader coverage of alternative investments.

This research begins with a situational analysis, including:

  • Growth in Popularity
  • Reasons Gained Popularity
  • Reasons Being Challenged

This research addresses the four historical phases of the hedge funds market, including: 

  • Emergence Phase
  • Strategy Diversification Phase
  • Rapid Growth Phase
  • Retrenchment Phase

    This research summarizes the market growth and highlights the leaders. 

    This research defines product structure segments, including:

    • Hedge Funds
      • United States Hedge Funds
      • Non-United States Hedge Funds
    • Hedge Funds-of-Funds

    This research defines key investment strategy segments, including:

    • Equity Hedge Fund Strategies
    • Arbitrage or Relative Value Hedge Fund Strategies
    • Event Driven Hedge Fund Strategies
    • Global Macro Hedge Fund Strategies

    This research defines four markets & distribution channels, including:

    • United States High Net Worth Consumers
    • Non-United States High Net Worth Consumers
    • Endowments & Foundations
    • Defined Benefit Plans & Defined Contribution Plans

And this research makes the following future predictions for the hedge funds market, including: 

  • Moderate Hedge Funds Market Growth
  • Continual Mixed Hedge Fund Returns & Casualties
  • Industry Maturization & Distancing of the Leaders
  • Consolidation of the Hedge Funds Business
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