Hedge funds are finding it tough to come up with returns. At the beginning of 2012, the Economist published a tongue-in-cheek Letter to Investors pointing a finger at the trend.
It became the second most popular article in 2012. To be successful in investing still requires hard work, and a willingness to dig deep into original data. No more so than with life settlements.
And, of course past success or following popular trends are no guarantee of performance- ask Sir Anthony Bolton.