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The truth about hedge funds

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  • William P. Osterberg
  • James B. Thomson

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Do hedge funds help or hurt the financial markets in which they operate? The highly publicized troubles of Long Term Capital Management have once again focused the attention of policymakers and the press on the hedge fund industry and the cry for its regulation. This Economic Commentary refutes some of the commonly held myths about hedge funds and examines the rationale for regulating them.

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Article provided by Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland in its journal Economic Commentary.

Volume (Year): (1999)
Issue (Month): May ()
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Handle: RePEc:fip:fedcec:y:1999:i:may1

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Keywords: Hedge funds ; Investments;

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  1. Arjen Siegmann & Andr´┐Ż Lucas, 2002. "Explaining Hedge Fund Investment Styles by Loss Aversion," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 02-046/2, Tinbergen Institute.

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