Don’t Be Fooled: Hedge Funds Aren’t the Bad Guys

Hedge funds pass along their gains to institutional investors in South Dakota such as pensions and college endowments. Learn more from South Dakotan and business leader Jeana Goosmann, who writes about the value hedge funds provide in a blog post for the South Dakota War College. Key excerpts can be found below:

“Hedge funds, a misunderstood but highly active aspect of the financial services economy, work to secure financial stability for millions of Americans and deliver for South Dakota.”

“Many people don’t realize that university endowments, non-profits, and pensions invest in hedge funds to grow their market portfolios. It happens across the country and it happens here in South Dakota. As these hedge fund–managed portfolios grow, the gains are passed on to underlying investors. In many cases, that means retirees, charities, and aspiring college students.”