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A Better Alternative to Hedge Fund Replication
Erik Weisman, Chief Economist and Fixed Income Portfolio Manager
MFS Investment Management
As investors began to demand exposure to hedge funds at lower costs, savvy fund managers developed cheap alternatives. Their aim? To replicate industry returns in liquid formats. While these products delivered reasonable returns, their construction resulted in tracking errors that clearly pointed to something other than hedge fund returns. Passive benchmark tracking is a potential way of solving this problem. Passive hedge fund tracking aligns the interests of the underlying hedge fund managers with the end clients, creating a more collegial and commercial offering – and that’s the topic of this Fireside Chat with
Duncan Moir, Senior Investment Manager, Aberdeen Standard Investments.
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Hedge funds use sophisticated investment strategies that may increase investment risk in your portfolio. Among the risks presented by hedge fund investments are: the use of unregistered investments, which may make it difficult to assess the performance of the holding; risky investment strategies, which may result in significant losses; illiquid investments that may be subject to restrictions on transferability and resale; and adverse tax consequences.
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