Choosing the Right Hedge Fund

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Accomplished financial leader Bill Reeves of Hawaii serves as a partner at BlueMountain Capital Management. Prior to this, Hawaii’s Bill Reeves cofounded BlueCrest Capital Management, a New York-based hedge fund that grew to be the third-largest firm in Europe.

If you’re looking to invest in a hedge fund, there are hundreds to choose from, and each has its own unique characteristics, strategies, and returns. Start by considering your motivations for investing. If your primary goal is diversifying your portfolio, you may want to choose a different hedge fund than someone whose goal is high returns.

Make sure you get information about the type of assets the fund invests in along with its overall strategy and risks. If you do not understand a fund, it is best not to invest in it.

Choosing the right hedge fund also depends on the fund managers. Check to see whether the fund managers have invested in their own funds. While this is not always necessary, it can be a good indication that the managers will make careful investment decisions because they are strongly aligned with the fund’s success.

If this is not the case, look at the manager’s experience with hedge funds. Experienced managers often have a track record of consistent returns. Consider both the age and size of the hedge fund, and make sure you have the minimum investment requirements for the fund.

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