Everything You Need to Know About Hedge Fund Conversions

Hedge fund conversions—mutual funds that were once hedge funds—are a response to investor demand for better portfolio management tools. For years, investors needed options beyond traditional long-only, buy-and-hold strategies. Demand for alternative strategies has become even more pronounced recently in an environment where years of easy monetary policy across the globe has likely diminished the potential effectiveness of the traditional 60/40 stock/bond portfolio to weather periods of equity market turmoil. With both the equity and fixed income markets near all-time highs, investors are concerned about the risk in traditional portfolios.

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