Hedge Funds Help UW Students, Research, Pensions, Nonprofits

Key Takeaways

  1. Hedge funds help ensure access to education for aspiring Wisconsin college students.
  2. The University of Wisconsin System invests more than $100 million on behalf of nearly 165,000 students.
  3. Investments in hedge funds help round out the balance sheets of Wisconsin-based pensions and nonprofits.

Hedge funds play a valuable role in supporting communities in Wisconsin, with $20.5 billion invested to benefit retirement security, college education, and nonprofits and foundations. In his recent op-ed for Madison.com, Tim Higgins explains how investments in hedge funds benefit everyday Wisconsinites. Key excerpts can be found below.

“Hedge funds are an important part of a diverse investment strategy for large, institutional investors such as pensions, university endowments, and charitable foundations. They have a proven track record of delivering reliable returns by leveraging complex investment strategies.”

“It is my hope the SEC and our lawmakers in Washington will recognize the valuable role hedge funds play in supporting communities here in Wisconsin and across the country. Instead of creating obstacles that prevent smart investments, they should be doing the opposite and allow for the full growth potential of all investment strategies.”