Douglas Cumming, Sofia Johan, Geoffrey Wood

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This introduction reviews recent research on hedge funds. The Handbook of Hedge Funds comprises 21 chapters from authors around the world. The chapters describe hedge fund industry governance, flows, limited partnership contracts, compensation, fund strategies, performance, activism, effects on investee firms, misconduct, misreporting, fraud, and financial regulation. Further, the chapters highlight differences with other types of intermediaries, such as private equity funds and mutual funds. The chapters feature both US and international analyses. This introductory chapter summarizes papers that appear in the handbook, provide a theoretical framework for research on hedge funds, and highlight research trends on topic.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of Hedge Funds
PublisherOxford University Press (OUP)
Number of pages32
ISBN (Electronic)9780198840954
Publication statusPublished - 10 Nov 2021


  • Activism
  • Financial regulation
  • Hedge funds
  • Mutual funds
  • Private equity funds

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)


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