Hedge Funds Retain Profits, Clients Bear Costs

by / ⠀News / February 13, 2024
"Profit Retention"

Multi-strategy hedge funds predominantly keep their profits, leaving a large chunk of operating costs on their clients. As a result, a measly $0.41 per dollar earned is returned to clients due to imposed fees, stated BNP Paribas. Due to their complexity and high associated fees, these funds’ strategies seem more lucrative for the hedge funds themselves than for the investors.

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