Female-run hedge funds top industry averages

woman at desk BY ALDEN WICKER

First it was start-ups. Now hedge funds, a subsection of investment banking known for high risk and high return, have become the latest industry to recognize the power of female investing smarts.

The rest of a Rothstein Kass report, based on responses from 366 senior women in the alternative investment industry, said women might be able to outperform men in managing hedge funds because they are more risk averse and are better able to avoid market volatility.

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