Asked Questions

How many funds are in your database?

HedgeZ has detailed information on over 6,000 hedge funds in the United States and throughout the world.

How does a fund get into the database?

There are two ways a fund can get into the database. Most funds provide detailed information to a publisher of hedge fund data with which HedgeZ has a relationship. FundProfileModel may also have a direct relationship with HedgeZ whereby they provide information on their fund directly to us so we can make this available to you.

How do you get all this information on a fund?

All the information in the HedgeZ database is self-reported by the individual funds. This information is provided to an aggregator/publisher of hedge fund data and is made available by HedgeZ to accredited investors.

How current is HedgeZ information about its funds?

The HedgeZ database is updated weekly. In most cases we have current quarterly performance information on the funds in our database within days of that information being released by the funds.

Do I have to provide HedgeZ with my personal information?

You can browse the HedgeZ site and complete our Investor Profile without providing any personal information to HedgeZ. However, to receive detailed information on a specific fund or investment, we may require you to provide basic contact information and to indicate whether you’re an “Accredited Investor” (see below for details). In some instances, it is a legal requirement that we obtain this personal information from you before presenting data on certain funds or investment types.

How do I get contacted by a fund?

There are several ways to get contacted by a fund. When you complete our Investor Profile Survey, you’ll be presented with a list of funds that match your profile. You’ll be able to select the funds you’re interested in, provide your contact information and have that fund manager contact you. Some funds in our database also have phone numbers displayed on their profile pages that you can call directly for more information.

If I provide my private information, who will receive it?

Only the funds or investments in which you express an interest will receive your personal information. Please see our Privacy Policy for further details on how we protect your personal information and how and with whom it is shared.

What is typically the minimum amount of money I need to invest in a hedge fund?

Every fund is different, but the typical minimum investment for a hedge fund ranges from $250,000 to $1,000,000. We have many funds in our database that will accept a $250,000 initial investment, and some as low as $100,000.

Can I invest in more than one hedge fund?

You can request information from and invest in any hedge funds we present that interest you. These investments will be transacted directly between you and the fund managers.

Can I invest in a fund through HedgeZ?

No. HedgeZ is solely a provider of information. Our goal is to help identify funds and/or investments best match the investment goals and objectives you share with us. Our role is to present you these funds and facilitate communication between you and the fund manager.

What is an accredited investor?

An Accredited Investor is somebody who meets any of the following criteria:

  • Individual or joint net worth (excluding home) of $1,000,000
  • Individual income of $200k or joint income of $300k in past 2 years
  • Represent corporation or partnership with assets over $5,000,000
  • Represent personal trust with assets over $5,000,000
  • Represent employee benefit plan with assets over $5,000,000
  • Represent municipal plan with assets over $5,000,000

What service does HedgeZ provide?

HedgeZ is a provider of information on hedge funds and other quality investments. By asking you a number of questions about your investment history, preferences and expectations we attempt to identify funds and investments that may be suitable for you. In many cases we can provide detailed information on these funds and investments and connect you with an investment advisor or fund manager to provide additional information and answer any questions.

Will HedgeZ service cost me any money?

No, there is no cost whatsoever to the prospective investor or any visitor or user of the site. HedgeZ is a completely free service.

Is HedgeZ affiliated with any funds?

HedgeZ is owned by Digital Direct Advertising, LLC and is not owned by or have any equity interest in any of the funds featured on its site. There are a number of funds which have contracted with HedgeZ to provide information on their funds and have HedgeZ match them with investors whose profiles and objectives align with that of the fund. HedgeZ may be paid a fee by the funds for matching them with investors and we will give priority to such funds when we identify the funds that may be suitable for you. HedgeZ does not receive any fees contingent on whether or how much of an investment is made.

Does HedgeZ ever recommend a fund or investment?

No, HedgeZ is solely a provider of information and facilitator of communication. We enable people interested in finding out about or investing in hedge funds to find information on funds that meet their investing objectives and criteria. We also enable the prospective investors to contact the funds in which they’re interested, and if they elect, have the fund manager contact them.

When did HedgeZ start?

HedgeZ was started in May, 2013 and the site went live on September 23, 2013. This is the date that Section II of the 2012 JOBS Act took effect.