What is a Hedge Fund?
A hedge fund has more ___________ than mutual funds in its investment strategies.
Hi, my name is Jon, and I'm an independent investor from Kansas City, and I'm here today to talk to you about "What is a Hedge Fund" for About.com.A hedge fund is a privately owned company that pools investors dollars together into an aggressively managed portfolio of investments. These investments consist of advances trading strategies applied in both the US markets and the international markets with the goal of generating high returns for their investors. Since hedge funds are private investment partnerships they are often open to a limited number of investors, which by law says the investors must be accredited.That is they need to earn a minimum amount of money annually and have a net worth of more than one million dollars.Unless you meet the requirement of being an accredited investor you will have to invest in mutual funds which are similar to hedge funds in which that the investors money is pooled and professional managed, but differ in that the hedge fund has more flexibility in it's strategies. Thanks for watching and for more information about stocks and investing, be sure to check us out on the web at About.com.