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Hedge-Fund Alpha


Looking to amp up returns? Well don't turn to those stereotypical macho, alpha male traders ... Apparenlty they can't perform where it really matters - at the trading desk.

According to a study conducted by the University of Central Florida and Singapore Management University, hedge-fund managers with high testosterone underperform those with low testosterone by 5.8% each year. AND - not only do funds of higher-testosterone managers produce lower returns, but those managers are also more likely to be fired!

So - do we need fewer Gordon Gekkos and more shy quant nerds managing money? Steve Urkels perhaps?