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Joe Burns

About Joe Burns

Joseph Burns is Managing Director and Head of Hedge Fund Origination & Due Diligence at iCapital Network, where he is responsible for leading the single-manager analysis and developing multi-fund solutions for clients. Prior to joining iCapital, Joe was a Partner and Co-Chief Investment Officer at Pulse Capital Partners, responsible for manager sourcing, diligence, establishing portfolio guidelines and risk parameters for all single and multi-manager products. Previously he was COO & Chief Risk Officer at TCS Capital Management, a global equity hedge fund where he focused on portfolio construction, risk management & product development. He previously worked at Ivy Asset Management, a subsidiary company of BNY Mellon Corp. where he served as portfolio manager and head of global manager research in New York and London. Prior to Ivy, he was a portfolio analyst at Soros Fund Management where he evaluated external fund managers for potential investment, and managed a European Family Office portfolio of alternative assets including venture capital, private equity and hedge funds. Joseph holds a BA in Political Science from Manhattanville College and an MBA from Fordham University.

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Do Managers Take Too Much of the Pie in Hedge Fund Fees?

Hedge funds have trailed the S&P 500 for years, so why are hedge fund fees so high? Hedge fund managers may be changing their tune, according to reports.

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Evaluating Future Hedge Fund Returns: Beyond the Numbers

Driving Future Hedge Fund Returns, Performance With so many articles about “hedge fund performance” popping up recently, investors are right to wonder what is driving this increase in returns and renewed investor interest. With thousands of funds spread across multiple strategies and differing levels of performance, it is critically important to understand drivers of performance […]

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Three Ways to Drastically Improve Portfolio Performance with Hedge Funds Based on Your Financial Goals

A Primer on Hedge Fund and Portfolio Performance Evaluating hedge fund performance is challenging because it involves many different investment strategies employed by thousands of funds across a global $3.2 trillion industry. While many investors will analyze a previous track record to help determine which funds they should choose, that approach rarely leads to a […]

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