CogentHedge.com collects, calculates and disseminates hedge fund performance analytics, comparative statistics, full descriptive profiles and contact information for over 15000 alternative investments - 5000 of which are currently active.
Hedge funds are unregistered investment vehicles which involve substantial risk of loss. Only after careful due diligence and knowledge of the potential risks involved in investing in such alternative investment products should accredited and qualified investors consider investment decisions. Learn More >
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Alternative investment strategies are so named because they allow the investment manager or advisor to seek to achieve a given investment objective via any of a number of routes. Those strategies - and the structure of the investment vehicle itself - encompass an exceptionally broad spectrum of possibilities.
A "hedge fund", as that term is typically used, is not necessarily a hedge fund - it need not balance the potential upside gain against downside protection by simultaneous taking long and short positions. A hedge fund can operate with a long investment bias, a short investment bias, or a variable or fixed neutral stance in respect of either the specific portfolio assets, the market in general, or the denomination of portfolio assets relative to the currency denomination of the fund's shares.
A hedge fund could be an incorporated business entity, a limited partnership, a managed account or a private pool. It could be organized in any of a number of jurisdictions - indeed, it could effectively be organized in several jurisdictions simultaneously by employing a master/feeder cascading structure with a common investment portfolio.
A number of strategies are generally considered to fall into the category of "hedge funds". These any of the following investment approaches:
Investments could range from a set of public or private equity or debt placements (which could include other "hedge fund" entities), contracts on various types of financial or physical commodities, or buy or sell options on any of them.
Any alternative investment strategy may be profiled, analysed and compared with any other in the CogentHedge database.
Hedge fund structures:
The CogentHedge application provides qualitative profiles and comprehensive financial and statistical analytics for the following types of hedge funds: