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DEFINITION of 'Hedge Fund Manager'

The individual who oversees and makes decisions about the investments in a hedge fund. Managing a hedge fund can be an attractive career option because of its potential to be extremely lucrative. To be successful, a hedge fund manager must consider how to have a competitive advantage, a clearly defined investment strategy, adequate capitalization, a marketing and sales plan and a risk management strategy.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'Hedge Fund Manager'

Individuals wishing to invest in hedge funds must meet income and net worth requirements. Hedge funds can be considered high risk because they pursue aggressive investment strategies and are less regulated than many other types of investments. The hedge fund manager is responsible for the investment decisions and the operations of the fund.

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