Venue: Crowne Plaza Times Square, 1605 Broadway (at 49th)

Location: New York, United States

Event Date/Time: Sep 12, 2005 End Date/Time: Sep 13, 2005
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Many hedge fund strategies, particularly arbitrage strategies, are limited as to how much capital they can successfully employ before returns diminish. As a result, many successful hedge fund managers limit the amount of capital they will accept. Hedge fund managers are generally highly professional, disciplined and diligent. Their returns over a sustained period of time have outperformed standard equity and bond indexes with less volatility and less risk of loss than equities. Beyond the averages, there are some truly outstanding performers. Investing in hedge funds tends to be favoured by more sophisticated investors, including many Swiss and other private banks, that have lived through, and understand the consequences of, major stock market corrections. An increasing number of endowments and pension funds allocate assets to hedge funds.