Hedge fund ETFs ruffle active managers

Institutions may not favour volatile, high-beta hedge fund replicators, critics say


As soon as hedge funds were required to disclose their equity holdings to regulators, it seems inevitable that others would set up funds designed to ape these holdings.
But it is yet to be seen whether these hedge fund exchange-traded funds (ETFs) – and other funds that replicate hedge funds at a cheaper rate – will pose a threat to the fund of hedge funds (FoHF) community and pique the interests of institutional investors.
“If I were a fund of hedge funds, I would be very anxious right now,” s