Defining a “hedge” fund is no easy task. Historically and technically, a hedge fund is a pooled investment vehicle designed to “hedge” or offset potential losses of long equity positions during a stock market downturn. Sounds like insurance, right? You could also just exit all of your stocks and sit in cash like many do, sell the market short, or sell call option contracts or buy puts, to accomplish the same objective. In reality, a hedge fund is a security that is issued as a private placement according to Regulation D of the Securities and Exchange Commission, most commonly under Rule 506. This means the securities are exempt from certain disclosures, and may be structured in a variety of ways, including as Limited Liability Corporations or Limited Partnerships. Hedge Funds are only available to sophisticated or, as the SEC definition goes, “Accredited” investors, worth at least $1 million excluding the primary residence or $200k net income for singles or $300k for married couples (please call me for complete guidelines). Since issuers are only required to complete basic information about the offering on the Form D filing, the SEC takes the position that investors should possess a certain level of sophistication.
So how cool is it to go to a cocktail party or celebrity fundraising event and brag about the many hedge funds you own? Pretty cool until you look at the historical returns. Why are some of the returns so low? The standard fee paid by investors in a hedge fund is 2% annually plus 20% of any gains. Ouch. Now you know how many of the big hedge Fund cats pay for their mansions in Connecticut and palladial beach houses in the Hamptons. There are a select few hedge fund managers that take only reasonable fees, and work really hard to make money for their investors. I am one of them, and I am proud to work hard to achieve good, consistent returns for my investors.
So how do I do it?
1. Obsessed with numbers
2. Six-Sigma and Lean Training – makes stock picking process repeatable and consistent
3. Ability to impart discipline
4. Building a great product that truly benefits the customer will lead to sustaining growth for my company
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