Scoop: Coming Up on ON DEMAND with Rob Lowe

Scoop: Coming Up on ON DEMAND with Rob LoweHedge funds use capital from qualified institutions or individuals to invest in various assets. They are managed more aggressively to take advantage of LEVERAGE in various markets and get better results. In the series "On Demand," Rob Lowe will open a new episode that talks about the various features of hedge fund investment that make it different from a traditional investment. The segment explains the risk, advantages, and things to note when investing.

The most basic characteristics of hedge funds are; they are available only to accredited investors, they make use of borrowed money to improve returns, and they can invest in anything depending on their mandate. What attracts most people to hedge fund investments is that they yield good profits if handled properly. They are not attached to global stock or bond markets so they offer more variety. This specific piece also discusses the qualifications for a hedge fund investor.

Some challenges of hedge fund investment include; expensive membership price, the involvement of various hedge funds in controversies or illegal "scams" in the past, or greater risk since they use borrowed money and the fact that hedge fund investors may not be able to withdraw their money before 3 months. The piece talks about these components and more challenges, and explains whether or not they should be enough to keep people from venturing in hedge fund investments.

The series is an interesting yet informative explanation of the various features, risks and benefits of hedge fund investment.

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