What is a hedge fund lock-up?
Recently there have been many discussions about hedge fund structures and terms, including the ability (or inability) of investors to withdraw from hedge funds. Generally the manager will have a number of structures in place to make sure that capital stays in the hedge fund. These provisons include the hedge fund gate, the ability to limit all withdrawals in certain circumstances, and the hedge fund lock-up provision.
The hedge fund lock-up provision is a provision which provides that during a certain initial period, an investor may not make a withdrawal from the fund. The period when the investor cannot withdraw the funds is known as the actual lock-up period. Continue reading