Question: How do I find performance, evaluation and rankings info on hedge funds?
SEC's Investor.gov defines a Hedge Fund as funds that “pool money from investors and invest in securities or other types of investments with a goal of getting positive returns. Hedge funds are not regulated as heavily as mutual funds and generally have more leeway than mutual funds to pursue investments and strategies that may increase the risk of investment losses.” The SEC’s Investor page provides additional information on Hedge Funds in their Hedge Funds Investor Bulletin.
Go to the Virtual Business Library's Journals/Newspapers section. In addition to full text searching in the various resources listed, the following suggested titles:
Barron’s: publishes a section entitled Hedge Fund Performance on the 4th Monday of each month.
Go to the Virtual Business Library's Company & Financial Information section for links to useful resources including links to the following suggested resources:
Standard &Poor's NetAdvantage: Choose Screening from the top toolbar and then choose Company Screening. Choose Primary Fund Types Managed, Hedge Fund. Other variables such as Geography can be added to your search.
Bloomberg: Use the following commands.
Hedge Fund Home Page – Type HFND green <GO> button.
Hedge Fund News – Type NI HEDGE <GO>
Hedge Fund Searches – Type FSRC <GO>, select #24
Hedge Fund Ranking Tables – Type STAT <GO>
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