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Old 12-27-2009, 05:34 AM
 
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Itís generally known that men are hard-wired to be bigger risk takers than women (due to all that extra testosterone they have sloshing around). Interestingly, though, in a profession that is all about risk ó hedge fund manager ó testosterone may not be such a good thing. A new study by Hedge Fund Research found that, from January 2000 through May 31, 2009, hedge funds run by women delivered nearly double the investment performance of those managed by men. Female managers produced average annual returns of 9%, versus 5.82% for men and, in 2008, when financial markets were cratering, funds run by women were down 9.6%, compared with a 19% decline for men.

Women Hedge Fund Managers Outperform Men - BusinessWeek (http://www.businessweek.com/careers/workingparents/blog/archives/2009/12/its_generally_k.html - broken link)


So it is clear where to put your money, next time you have something to invest....
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Old 12-27-2009, 07:40 AM
 
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Thats an interesting story, but I wonder how this years results would be..

The returns are nothing compared to many of the traders/investors I know. I'm up 358.88% for the year, down from my high of up 751.39%.

I guess it depends on who BusinessWeek talks to and what timeline they choose.
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Old 12-27-2009, 07:42 AM
 
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Women's Intuition.
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Old 01-02-2010, 02:59 PM
 
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Hmmm...

The article is written by a woman; The "study" was conducted by a women's research center, too.

This report does not address the size of the portfolios in the study. (Hey, I guess size does matter!) As men were managing more of the massive funds that tanked, and would have done so REGARDLESS of gender, risk, even their own actions, the report is baseless.

The fact that men managed MORE funds when the crash happened throws this kind of data out the window.
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Old 01-02-2010, 10:27 PM
 
Location: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
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Itís generally known that men are hard-wired to be bigger risk takers than women (due to all that extra testosterone they have sloshing around). Interestingly, though, in a profession that is all about risk ó hedge fund manager ó testosterone may not be such a good thing. A new study by Hedge Fund Research found that, from January 2000 through May 31, 2009, hedge funds run by women delivered nearly double the investment performance of those managed by men. Female managers produced average annual returns of 9%, versus 5.82% for men and, in 2008, when financial markets were cratering, funds run by women were down 9.6%, compared with a 19% decline for men.

Women Hedge Fund Managers Outperform Men - BusinessWeek (http://www.businessweek.com/careers/workingparents/blog/archives/2009/12/its_generally_k.html - broken link)


So it is clear where to put your money, next time you have something to invest....
Male or female, what contribution do these people make to society? Not saying they don't, just wondering what.
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Old 01-02-2010, 10:54 PM
 
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Originally Posted by bentlebee
It’s generally known that men are hard-wired to be bigger risk takers than women (due to all that extra testosterone they have sloshing around).


Yes, estrogen -the "rational" hormone.

Last edited by Zekester; 01-02-2010 at 10:55 PM.. Reason: typo
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Old 01-02-2010, 11:56 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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There was an interesting sentence in that article which may shed some light on why women did better:

"That study found that overconfidence caused men to trade stocks 45 percent more often than women,..."

That extra testosterone did it
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