Our newsletter is live, and this time around, we’re nailing down the particulars on the hedge fund/managed futures comparison. If you follow our publications at all, you have likely seen how we usually separate managed futures and hedge funds. But not everyone follows this practice. Dow Jones Credit Suisse, for one, lists managed futures as merely a subset of their hedge fund index. The financial press often fall into the same trap, portraying managed futures as a hedge fund strategy instead of its own asset class.
So, are they the same? Are managed futures a type of hedge fund? We generally believe that managed futures is an asset class on its own, not part of the hedge fund landscape. However, given the continued mix up on the subject, we thought it might be time to compare the two investments to clarify matters.
So here it is- the comprehensive breakdown of what hedge funds are, why managed futures got thrown in the mix to begin with, and how managed futures stack up against the hedge fund titans. Read on… you may be surprised by what you find.
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