If you have been following the financial markets in the last week, you will have noticed that hedge funds have been all over the news. In this article, we will break down what they are, how they work, how this affects you, and why they have been all over the news this week. Hedge funds are groups that bring the funds of investors together into a pool and carry out complex, risk-mitigating investment strategies with the aim of making investors money. Are you looking for fast-news, hot-tips and market analysis? Sign-up for the Invezz newsletter, today.