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Hedge fund stocks: Hedge your bets

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Money makes money they say, and no one makes more money than the money managers. Hedge funds are actively managed investment vehicles that generally cater to high net-worth individuals (HNWs), and are designed to make even more cash by strategically investing huge sums. They're called hedge funds as historically they would hedge risk by going long and short at the same time at scale, but now employ a range of tactics to maximize investments. Of course, some strategies are better than others, and therefore some hedge fund firms outperform others - which means investing in the firms themselves needs thorough research.

This list shows the biggest publicly-listed hedge funds in Europe and the US – each with a market cap of over 1bn. But make sure you do your due diligence and don't take this as advice.