Women Hedge Fund Managers
Women-Led Hedge Fund Returns Beat IndustryGood news for Dan Abrams, the author of the provocatively titled book, Man Down: Proof Beyond a Reasonable Doubt That Women Are Better Cops, Drivers, Gamblers, Spies, World Leaders, Beer Tasters, Hedge Fund Managers, and Just About Everything Else: A new report backs up at least one of those assertions. According to a report by Rothstein Kass, hedge funds managed by women returned an average 8.95% through the third quarter of 2012, compared to 2.69% returns from the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index.
An index from the professional services firm Rothstein Kass showed that female hedge fund managers produced a return of 8.95 percent through the third quarter of 2012. By contrast, the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index, released by Hedge Fund Research, logged a 2.69 percent net return through September.
Rothstein Kass’s latest annual survey of women in alternative investments, to be released on Thursday, found that female managers had a strong track record of returns. The report, reflecting the responses of 366 senior women in the alternative investment industry, illustrates a persistent gender disparity on Wall Street while highlighting the achievements of successful women.
Female financiers can have particular advantages over their male counterparts, including being more risk-averse and better able to avoid volatility, the report says. The Rothstein Kass hedge fund index, based on 67 hedge funds with female owners or managers, may be a case in point.
“Investing in these types of funds is a smart business decision, rather than one that just feels good,” Meredith Jones, a director at Rothstein Kass and the author of the report, said in a statement. Source