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Appetite for Nordic hedge funds grows as sector goes mainstream

More transparency and lower management fees have made hedge funds more accessible -- and increased investor interest in the funds in the Nordic region. But watch out for one of the most common pitfalls, experts say.

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Ever since the first modern hedge fund was created in 1949 by Australian investor Alfred Winslow Jones, the vehicles have seemed -- to outsiders -- as about as transparent as the capital structure of Chinese utility company. That is to say, not very.

On top of this, many fund managers have failed to generate sufficient returns once their management fee was added into the equitation.

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