How tail risk funds work

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Michelle deBoer-Jones
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Tail risk funds have gotten a lot of attention since the sudden selloff that struck the markets in March, so many wonder how they work. Several tail risk funds reported returns in excess of 1,000%, causing questions about how such a return is even possible. It has to do with the way they go about investing and the way they report their returns. Q1 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and more What is the point of a tail risk fund? The first thing that’s important to understand is that tail risk funds act as portfolio insurance. As a result, allocations…

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Michelle deBoer-Jones is editor-in-chief of Hedge Fund Alpha. She also writes comparative analyses of stocks for TipRanks and runs Providence Writing Services. Previously, she was a television news producer for eight years, producing the morning news programs for NBC affiliates in Evansville, Indiana and Huntsville, Alabama and spending a short time at the CBS affiliate in Huntsville.