Passive investing gets active

Hedge fund indexes

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From a standing start in 2002, investable hedge fund indexes’ assets under management have grown to more than $11 billion by July 2004, an achievement putting many actively managed funds of hedge funds to shame.

The indexes, comprised of underlying hedge funds, are currently offered by six providers – MSCI, HFR, Standard & Poor’s (S&P), Credit Suisse First Boston/Tremont Index, FTSE and Dow Jones.

Investors can access the indexes either directly, or via products such as structured notes, certifica

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