Hedge funds investments are usually long-term. Financial advisors recommend that investors put their money into hedge funds for no less than 5 years. Usually hedge funds require investors to commit for minimum 3 months or longer. Many people are interested in average hedge fund returns, but due to the closed nature of hedge funds, many don’t publish their returns publicly. Besides in a hedge fund returns depend on a managers decisions more than in other types of investments. Top hedge funds may grow by more than 40% a year, while average ones would barely hit 2%. Instead of looking for 'average hedge funds returns', investors are advised to look for funds or fund managers with proven track record or strategies with higher potential.