Hedge funds are tools used by public and private pensions, colleges and others to help diversify their investments, manage risk and deliver reliable returns over time. This website is designed to answer the most common questions and provide greater understanding about the industry.
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This video explains the basic facts about hedge funds and who invests in them. Hedge fund investors must meet basic requirements defined by the Securities and Exchange Commission prior to investing. Investors generally fall into two categories, institutional investors like pension plans, endowments and large philanthropies or high net worth individuals. Nearly two-thirds of all industry investors are institutions, so many individuals who do not invest in hedge funds directly do so indirectly through their pension plans.