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Asset Characteristics of Hedge Funds

Sameer Jain

Active Allocator Inc.; Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); Harvard University

February 1, 2011

UBS Alternative Investments, 16 February 2011

Hedge funds are considered an alternative asset class, in contrast with traditional investments such as stock and bonds. One of the reasons to view hedge funds in a somewhat different light than “bread and butter” asset classes is the differing asset characteristics that hedge funds exhibit. This installment of the hedge fund series focuses on these performance characteristics, providing insights into returns and correlations, but also drilling into additional distributional aspects such as skewness and kurtosis (fat tails).

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Date posted: March 3, 2011 ; Last revised: May 28, 2013

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Jain, Sameer, Asset Characteristics of Hedge Funds (February 1, 2011). UBS Alternative Investments, 16 February 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1773950 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1773950

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