Curious about hedge funds
What are the fees associated with investing in a hedge fund?
Investing in a hedge fund typically involves paying fees to the fund manager. The fees may vary, but commonly include a management fee and a performance fee, also known as an incentive fee.
The management fee is usually calculated as a percentage of the assets under management, typically ranging from 1% to 2% per year. This fee compensates the fund manager for the ongoing management of the portfolio, including research, trading, and administrative costs.
The performance fee is usually calculated as a percentage of the fund's profits above a certain benchmark, known as the highwater mark. The typical performance fee is 20% of the profits generated by the fund. This fee provides an incentive for the fund manager to generate returns for investors, as it only applies when the fund performs well.
In addition to these fees, investors may also be responsible for paying other costs associated with investing in the fund, such as custodial fees, legal fees, and expenses related to due diligence. It is important for investors to carefully review the fee structure and associated costs before investing in a hedge fund.