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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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22 Responses to “Feminine Touch Improves Hedge Fund Returns, According to Data Point”

  1. hmm says:

    Perhaps unsurprisingly, the same inverse relationship does not hold when applied to article length.

  2. Goost says:

    Inverted penises? 9 month period? Tell me more…

    – L. Tilton

  3. guest says:

    if a similar study had shown outperformance by male run hedge funds, it would just have been because men are unfairly keeping women from achieving top positions at top hedge funds

    • guest says:

      What does a number of women running hedge funds have to do with returns they achieve? Do they get bulk discounts or something?

  4. Short Shazar Quant says:

    Then why don't you go run some money instead of copying and pasting random musings from the press here, I'm sure your chihuahua will be welcome at any of these funds.

  5. Guest says:

    "inverse relationship between penis size and hedge fund performance"

    So what you're telling me is that John Paulson has a huge cock?

  6. inlovewithpmco says:

    PMCO this true?

  7. guest says:

    based on n=3?

  8. Guest says:

    So you're telling me that it has a positive relationship with inverted penises?

  9. Fire Jon Shazar says:

    Hoping for positive correlation for blog post length and length of service at Dealbreaker.

  10. Guest says:

    Probably because they 'invest' the husband / boyfriend / sugar daddy money first until it runs dry.

  11. WTF__k says:

    Sorry, you lost me at "nine-month period".

    (I'll show myself out)

  12. Guest says:

    The best example of this is Ina Drew

  13. Misogynist says:

    yes, but can they fuck well?

  14. I absolutely agree with this article! Women's touch really does something great, in any thing! Thanks for sharing this awsome post!

  15. sohbet says:

    telling these little stories, here's a good idea: Have a point. It makes it so much more interesting for the listener.

  16. sohbet says:

    officers to investigate Blackstone's fishy financial transactions, but they wound up giving them