Rivkin Asset Management


About Hedge Funds

Perspectives from regulatory agencies and the business community.

Implications of the Growth of Hedge Funds
Report of the Staff of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, September 2003
This paper provides a thorough definition of hedge funds, the background of their development, the different forms of hedge funds available, who manages them, and how they’re regulated.

Hedging Your Bets: A Heads Up on Hedge Funds and Funds of Hedge Funds
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Office of Investor Education and Assistance
A primer on hedge funds for the investor considering this type of investment.

A Guide to the Language of the Futures Industry
Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Many of the terms included in this glossary are used in the hedge fund sector.

The Difference between Hedge Funds and Mutual Funds
Investment Company Institute, April 2001

The Hedge Fund Center
“Basics” section of this site provides useful background information on hedge funds.

Hedge Funds with Style
Stephen J. Brown, William N. Goetzmann
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), March 2001
This paper studies the monthly return history of hedge funds from 1989 through January 2000 to review performance of various styles of hedge fund management.