I am looking into Hedge Funds. Tried to research them, but not too much info. So if any of you can help with my questions - that would be great. :)

  1. Is there a way to get into the Hedge Fund as an individual investor? Are there any with good reputation?
  2. Are there any good replicas of a Hedge Fund?

Thank you! :)

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  • Assuming that you are not an accredited investor (investopedia.com/terms/a/accreditedinvestor.asp), no. What problem are you trying to solve by investing in a hedge fund, though? Hedge funds tend to be very expensive in terms of fees and quite aggressive. That makes perfect sense if you are a multi-millionaire putting $100,000 in a very risky investment. It would be a very bad idea for the average consumer. – Justin Cave May 15 at 20:46
  • They are not necessarily aggressive. There are different types. Some investors are looking for the balance in their portfolio - to make the portfolio more stable. Hedge Funds have ability to execute some deals in bigger volume, that regular mutual funds are not allowed. To answer your question - I am looking for a fund which gives decent return and more stable in the bear market. – GemStone May 15 at 21:59
  • Hedge funds are defined by the reduced regulation they face. They are not historically able to market much, which is why there is little info, and they frequently require large minimum investments ($500K would be a small one). If you are wealthy enough to consider an investment of this size in hedge funds, then you should pay a professional to give you financial advice and find some good candidate funds for you. – farnsy May 16 at 4:18

Closed-end funds, which do not face redemptions, use both leverage and hedging and are somewhat like hedge funds. The website "cefconnect" has a large listing of funds under daily pricing.

And there are ETF's as long-short, momentum, event-driven, replication, multi-strategy, currency-carry, and other alternatives.

Most ETF's that write call options just follow a set strategy. Closed-end funds that write call options can take an active management approach.

The is one hedge fund that has a parent company as a re-insurer that can be found on the stock market. Another hedge fund has a closed-end fund on the London stock market.

Private-equity companies can be found on the stock market. The private-equity companies run funds that buy companies using debt financing. Other types of limited-partnership companies can be found on the stock market such as a company that runs funds of high-yield debt. An ETN can be found that holds financial LP positions.

Business-development-companies might seem like hedge funds and mortgage-REIT's might seem like hedge funds.

Or be your own hedge fund. Buy something that pays a dividend and then take a long-term sell-side futures-contract against it such that the long-term sell-side future benefits from a contango.

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