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Are hedge fund clones attractive financial products for investors?


  • Fredj Jawadi
  • Sabrina Khanniche


The subprime crisis, which proved devastating for the hedge fund industry, induced significant losses for investors who ploughed into absolute return funds. In such a context, investigating the opacity surrounding the hedge fund industry and its prohibitive fee structure is of real interest as, within the context of the Madoff scandal, there is strong evidence of a reduction in investor confidence. On the other hand, investors are still looking for attractive returns. Hedge fund clones therefore appear to offer a promising solution as they seek to replicate hedge fund returns at lower fees and with more transparency and liquidity.

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  • Fredj Jawadi & Sabrina Khanniche, 2012. "Are hedge fund clones attractive financial products for investors?," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 19(8), pages 739-743, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:19:y:2012:i:8:p:739-743
    DOI: 10.1080/13504851.2011.599783

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    1. Jawadi, Fredj & Khanniche, Sabrina, 2012. "Modeling hedge fund exposure to risk factors," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 29(4), pages 1003-1018.
    2. Valle, C.A. & Meade, N. & Beasley, J.E., 2014. "Absolute return portfolios," Omega, Elsevier, vol. 45(C), pages 20-41.

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