“What you end up with is a fairly different entity,” compared to a hedge fund, John Rekenthaler, vice president of research at Morningstar, said in the article. “You give up quite a bit when you’re looking at filings, which is old information, and long-only information.”
The ETFs, though, allow anyone to access hedge fund strategies at fees that are paltry compared to those charged by hedge funds. GURU comes with a 0.75% expense ratio and ALFA shows a 0.95% expense ratio. In comparison, a hedge fund typically cost more than a mutual fund, charging a 2% or more management fee and an incentive fee that can range anywhere between 10% to 20% of total profits. Additionally, hedge funds require very large initial minimums to invest.
“We wanted to be as accessible as possible,” AlphaClone founder Mazin Jadallah said in the article.
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Max Chen contributed to this article.