The Role of Hedge Funds

Hedge Funds Support Everyday Americans

Hedge Funds Invest in Opportunity

Hedge funds are tools used by institutional investors to help diversify their portfolios, manage risk, and deliver reliable returns over time. The hedge fund and alternative investment industry is a critical component of the financial system and has a proven track record of creating economic growth and opportunities.

Hedge funds are sought after because they are actively managed and have a proven track record of delivering reliable returns. In all 50 states, institutional investors – like pensions, university endowments, and nonprofit foundations – rely on hedge fund allocations to help support retirement security, college education, and the important work done by foundations and charities.

In the U.S. alone, these institutions invest nearly $1.4 trillion in hedge funds.
Hedge funds provide retirement security for more than

26 MILLION

retired teachers, firefighters, police officers, and other Americans who may be living on a fixed income.
Hedge fund investments support the mission-driven work of nearly

1,000

nonprofits and foundations in local communities across the country.
Hedge funds support thousands of students at more than

300

colleges and universities by growing endowments that fund scholarships, programs, and research.

Find out more about who benefits from hedge fund investment

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Retirement Plans

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Colleges & Universities

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Foundations & Nonprofits

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