The paper opens by showing how certain types of hedge funds can reduce the risk and increase the return on a traditional balanced managed fund. One of the key characteristics of such a hedge fund is that it has a low correlation with the balanced managed fund. The paper puts forward a new way of explaining correlation so that it can be more readily understood, and suggests methods of analysis for dealing with the fact that correlation is unstable. Volatility correlation is also examined because of its importa…
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