15 June 2020, Commissioned by SALT

A key takeaway of my 17th annual hedge fund review: managers generating the top long-term returns–which collectively tracked the market’s gains over the last five years with less risk–significantly outperformed the S&P 500 and their hedge fund peers during the first quarter collapse.  Their disciplined management of both investing and risk helped them withstand an extreme selloff . . . across most strategies.  The survey tracked 17 key data points for each fund, ranging from launch date and strategy, performance and volatility over various periods, and correlation to the S&P 500.  And the report includes extensive interviews with leading  global allocators, hedge fund managers, economists, historians, and consultants.  My 16 previous surveys were commissioned by The Financial Times, Barron’s, and The Wall Street Journal.

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