Institutional Characteristics of Hedge Funds
Ganchev, A. Institutional Characteristics of Hedge Funds. Tsenov Academy of Economics, Business management, Book 1, 2015, pp. 20-38
23 Pages Posted: 24 Aug 2015
Date Written: September 12, 2012
This article reviews the institutional characteristics of hedge funds based on their comparison with traditional collective investment schemes and investment funds. The study arrives at the conclusion that hedge funds are highly leveraged boutique investment funds of a quasi-open nature that apply active portfolio management in order to obtain high absolute yield regardless of the behavior of financial markets when conducting their activity in an environment of little transparency and legislative and institutional regulation.
Keywords: Hedge funds, collective investment schemes
JEL Classification: G23
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