HFR Women-managed Funds 2000-2009

Chicago-based, Hedge Fund Research Inc., the premier source for data in the hedge fund sector, tracked the progress of women-managed funds from 2000 to May 2009. They found that, since inception, women-owned funds have delivered an average annual return of 9.06% compared with only 5.82% among a broader composite of hedge funds. Not only do women-owned funds consistently report stronger returns, they have also fared better in the financial crisis. HFR found that during the downturn last year, women-owned funds went down 9.61% while all other funds dropped 19.03%.