The Gravy Train Gets Crowded

May 2005
Investment Dealers' Digest;5/2/2005, Vol. 71 Issue 17, p24
Trade Publication
Focuses on the performance of the hedge fund of funds in the U.S. Ability of the funds of funds to offer a diversified portfolio for clueless pension fund managers; Use of the internal staff of large pension plans to vet and monitor hedge fund investments; Percentage of all institutional investors in hedge funds who have placed assets exclusively with funds of funds.


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