The performance of alternative asset managers is encapsulated in the formula: Wealth = Controls + Economics. Here, we outline the economics component of the equation.
From short-term greed to a lack of transparency, misaligned interests take on both blatant and subtle forms and lead to an ever-widening trust gap in the wealth management industry. So what are some factors that can foster trust? We asked CFA Institute Financial NewsBrief readers what they thought. Shreenivas Kunte, CFA, analyzes the results.
Simon Lack, CFA, author of "The Hedge Fund Mirage," says that the popularity of hedge funds may be unwarranted given the performance history, lack of transparency, high fees, and minimal investors protections. All of these factors, he says, should be weighed carefully before investing.
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