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Fordham University Releases Alternative Investment Survey

May 22, 2013
Jing Chen

Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business first student-initiated alternative investments survey indicates that hedge funds are the least understood type of alternative investments.

The survey also find that while men are more familiar with alternatives than their female counterparts, 65% of women who currently do not own alternative investments would consider doing so in contrast to 53% of men.

Another interesting finding is that 31% of respondent under 50 years old invest in hedge funds, while only 9% of those born before 1963 participate in the industry.

250 individuals with at least $100,000 in annual net income were surveyed for this report, which was conducted by students in Fordham’s alternative investments club.

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