Joseph G. Nicholas

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Joseph G. Nicholas
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Occupation Founder and Chairman
Employer HFR Group L.L.C.

Joseph G. Nicholas is founder and chairman of HFR Group L.L.C. and its affiliated companies.[1]He is an author and a frequent lecturer on topics relating to alternative investments.[2]


Nicholas tried to demystify hedge fund investing. When he started putting together a fund that invested in other hedge funds - a fund of funds - in 1993, he found that investors were interested in his research about typically secretive hedge fund managers and their investment performance.[3]


Nicholas has written the following books:

  • Inside the House of Money : Top Hedge Fund Traders on Profiting in a Global Market, Steven Drobny, Joseph G. Nicholas (Foreword by) (Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated, 2004) - ISBN 9780471794479
  • Hedge Fund of Funds Investing: An Investor's Guide (Bloomberg Press, 2004) - ISBN 978-1576601242
  • Market-Neutral Investing: Long/Short Hedge Fund Strategies (Bloomberg Press, 2000) - ISBN 978-1576600375
  • Investing in Hedge Funds, Revised and Updated Edition (Bloomberg Press, 2005) - ISBN 978-1576601846


Nicholas received a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce from DePaul University and a Juris Doctor degree from the Northwestern University School of Law.