The Hedge Fund Versus the Mutual Fund

Posted: 4 May 2004


In determining whether to create, or invest in, a collective investment vehicle providing a risk arbitrage or other type of investment strategy, it is imperative that the major differences between a mutual fund and a hedge fund be understood. This article is a general summary of some of these major differences, with an emphasis on federal income taxation.

Suggested Citation

Kennard, Alan L., The Hedge Fund Versus the Mutual Fund. Available at SSRN:

Alan L. Kennard (Contact Author)

Husch & Eppenberger, LLC ( email )

The Plaza in Clayton Office Tower
190 Carondelet Plaza, Suite 600
Saint Louis, MO 63105
United States

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