Research report: The IR view: Hedge funds
Through a survey of more than 700 IR professionals, IR Magazine investigates how companies engage with the rapidly developing hedge fund industry.
Since the first hedge fund was set up by Alfred Winslow Jones in 1949, the hedge fund world has evolved almost beyond recognition.
Today, hedge funds are just as likely to be supportive shareholders as aggressive, short-term raiders. The latter tag is difficult to shake off, however, and, as a result, few companies target hedge funds directly and many still exercise caution when meeting with them.
To understand the corporate view of hedge funds, IR Magazine surveyed more than 700 IR professionals around the world. The results highlight major challenges – but also opportunities – in the relationship between IR professionals and hedge funds as investors.