Saturday, August 20, 2011

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Many unhappy returns -- August is on track to be one of the worst months ever for hedge funds

WITH bold promises of strong returns in good times and bad, hedge funds have seduced many an investor.

But as often happens when a courtship develops into something more serious, blind love has been followed by a bitter let-down. Hedge funds first disappointed investors en masse in 2008, when the average fund fell by 19%. Since then they have struggled to beat the market (see chart).

This year performance has continued to be lackluster. The hedge-fund industry needs to produce outsize returns for the rest of 2011 if it is to restore its reputation.

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By Bob DeMarco
All American Investor

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Original content Bob DeMarco, All American Investor