Feminine Touch Improves Hedge Fund Returns, According to Data Point

Feminine Touch Improves Hedge Fund Returns, According to Data Point

There is an inverse relationship between penis size and hedge fund performance, one study of a nine-month period shows.

The Rothstein Kass Women in Alternatives Hedge Index produced a year-to-date net return through September of 8.95%, compared to the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index, which was up 2.69% through September. Furthermore, over a five-year period, the Rothstein Kass WAI Hedge Index outperformed both the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index and the S&P 500.

This does not surprise battler of the sexes, Rothstein Kass director Meredith Jones:

There have been a number of studies that show women investors to be more risk averse, and therefore potentially better able to escape market downturns and volatility. The outperformance by women-owned or managed hedge funds should make the case that investing in these types of funds is a smart business decision, rather than one that just feels good.

For those of you feeling threatened feel free to defend your honor and ability to produce risk-adjusted returns.

Hedge Funds Helmed By Women Outperform [FINalternatives]
Returns at Hedge Funds Run by Women Beat the Industry, Report Says [DealBook]
Lady Hedge Fund Managers Are Killing It [Jezebel]
Here is where I hoped to put a link to the actual study. Instead, this is a link to Rothstein Kass’ currently unavailable Web site [broken link]


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