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Important Hedge Fund Strategies

UBS Alternative Investments, 22 February 2011

11 Pages Posted: 3 Mar 2011 Last revised: 28 May 2013

Sameer Jain

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

Date Written: February 1, 2011


Hedge fund investment strategies tend to be quite different from the strategies followed by traditional money managers. Moreover, in principle every hedge fund follows its own proprietary strategy. This means that hedge funds are a very heterogeneous group. There are, however, a number of “ideal” types that can be distinguished, comprising broad categories. This paper describes them from first principles.

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Jain, Sameer, Important Hedge Fund Strategies (February 1, 2011). UBS Alternative Investments, 22 February 2011. Available at SSRN: or

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