Dems Slam Hedge Funds – But They’re Key to Boosting Pensions

Key Takeaways

  1. Hedge funds in Massachusetts deliver for more than 100 retirement funds.
  2. Hedge funds take tailored, sophisticated approaches to boost the returns of pension funds.
  3. With record increases in the cost of living, returns on hedge fund investments are vitally important to support retirees, teachers, and students.

Essential workers such as first responders, teachers, and healthcare professionals rely on high returns offered by hedge funds to support their retirement. In his recent op-ed for the Boston Herald, former Massachusetts State Representative Demetrius Atsalis explains how investments in hedge funds provide retirement security. Key excerpts can be found below.

“While progressive activists enjoy criticizing hedge funds, they are delivering the returns that result from talented financial management. These funds offer a range of strategies, including sophisticated, tailored approaches that can be designed to specifically boost the returns of a pension fund.”

“Pensions have both the investment expertise and portfolio scale to be able to access the same hedge funds as the largest university endowments and wealthiest Americans — they should not be denied that advantage so politicians can score political points.”