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Reviewing the hedge funds literature II: Hedge funds' returns and risk management characteristics

El Kalak, Izidin; Azevedo, Alcino; Hudson, Robert


Izidin El Kalak

Alcino Azevedo


© 2016 Elsevier Inc. This paper summarizes the literature on hedge funds (HFs) developed over the last two decades, particularly that which relates to risk management characteristics (a companion piece investigates the managerial characteristics of HFs). It discusses the successes and the shortfalls to date in developing more sophisticated risk management frameworks and tools to measure and monitor HF risks, and the empirical evidence on the role of the HFs and their investment behaviour and risk management practices on the stability of the financial system. It also classifies the HF literature considering the most recent contributions and, particularly, the regulatory developments after the 2007 financial crisis.


El Kalak, I., Azevedo, A., & Hudson, R. (2016). Reviewing the hedge funds literature II: Hedge funds' returns and risk management characteristics. International review of financial analysis, 48, 55-66.

Acceptance Date Dec 12, 2016
Online Publication Date Sep 21, 2016
Publication Date 2016-12
Deposit Date Sep 15, 2016
Publicly Available Date Mar 23, 2018
Journal International review of financial analysis
Print ISSN 1057-5219
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 48
Pages 55-66
Keywords Economics and Econometrics; Finance
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Additional Information Authors' accepted manuscript of article published in: International review of financial analysis, 2016, v.48.


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