What Is an Average Salary for a Hedge Fund Manager?


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The 2014 Hedge Fund Compensation Reports by Institutional Investor's Alpha states that in 2013 the average senior hedge fund manager earned $1,465,468 and junior hedge fund managers earned $887,717. The 2014 Glocap Hedge Fund Compensation Report states that an average hedge fund manager earns $2.2 million and starts at $335,000.

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Differences in the figures reported are in part due to differing definitions of what constitutes a manager, an analyst and a seniority level. Both reports note that compensation for hedge fund managers has been growing steadily. Hedge funds are pooled investments that may take part in investment strategies not available to typical mutual funds.

Hedge funds are usually only available to qualified investors who meet the requirements concerning minimum net worth and income. Hedge funds are named so because they have the ability to take on short positions and to make use of derivatives in such a way that they act as a hedge to more traditional asset classes.

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