Rekenthaler Report: The Future of Hedge Funds

With the boom over, what will coming years hold for hedge funds?

John Rekenthaler 10 November, 2008 | 1:25PM
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What follows are the musings of Morningstar's Vice President of Research and sometime Morningstar columnist John Rekenthaler.

The Future of Hedge Funds?
With a presentation on this very subject beckoning in late November, I'd better get cracking.

Where better to start than with speculation from the Oct. 25th-31st issue of The Economist, in the richly titled article, "Hedge funds in trouble: The incredible shrinking funds," which carries the subhead, "High borrowing and the credit crisis are bad enough for hedge funds. Panicky clients are worse." That's a lot of nutrition for a mere headline, enough in fact that I wonder if I need bother reading the article.

However, I soldiered onward. The article does

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John Rekenthaler  is vice president of research for Morningstar.