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Willing Culprits or Easy Scapegoats?

The summer of 2012 marked 5 years since the slow onset of an economic crisis that first became known as the Credit Crunch and then the half decade that became known as the Great Recession.

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There are a variety of reasons to include hedge funds in a portfolio of otherwise traditional investments. The most cited reason to include them in any portfolio is their ability to reduce risk and add diversification.

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Hedge funds are often mistaken to be very similar in risk to other types of investments, and although they are often measured through the same types of quantitative metrics, hedge funds have qualitative risks that make them unique to evaluate and analyze.

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real estate hedge funds

Real estate hedge funds enjoy the unique freedom of investing in anything and everything, making them much more diverse than your average mutual fund and many such structures have different strategies. Recently, managers have been adding real estate to that list of nontraditional investments.

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