Hedge funds: long and short of a new sector

21 February 2016 - 02:00

Despite its obvious attraction during periods of market volatility and downturns, the newly regulated local hedge fund industry, which is now open to retail investors, is unlikely to see an immediate deluge of inflows. But expect the charm offensive to begin soon.The long-short strategy dominates in rand-denominated hedge fund portfolios, with just over 60% of assets controlled in this way.

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