Investment Strategies of Hedge Funds

Author: Filippo Stefanini
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119995289
Release Date: 2010-03-11
Genre: Business & Economics

One of the fastest growing investment sectors ever seen, hedge funds are considered by many to be exotic and inaccessible. This book provides an intensive learning experience, defining hedge funds, explaining hedge fund strategies while offering both qualitative and quantitative tools that investors need to access these types of funds. Topics not usually covered in discussions of hedge funds are included, such as a theoretical discussion of each hedge fund strategy followed by trading examples provided by successful hedge fund managers.

Hedge Funds

Author: H. Kent Baker
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780190607371
Release Date: 2017
Genre: Business & Economics

Hedge Funds: Structure, Strategies, and Performance provides a synthesis of the theoretical and empirical literature on this intriguing, complex, and frequently misunderstood topic. The book dispels some common misconceptions of hedge funds, showing that they are not a monolithic asset class but pursue highly diverse strategies. Furthermore, not all hedge funds are unusually risky, excessively leveraged, invest only in illiquid asses, attempt to profit from short-term market movements, or only benefit hedge fund managers due to their high fees. Among the core issues addressed are how hedge funds are structured and how they work, hedge fund strategies, leading issues in this investment, and the latest trends and developments. The authors examine hedge funds from a range of perspectives, and from the theoretical to the practical. The book explores the background, organization, and economics of hedge funds, as well as their structure. A key part is the diverse investment strategies hedge funds follow, for example some are activists, others focusing on relative value, and all have views on managing risk. The book examines various ways to evaluate hedge fund performance, and enhances understanding of their regulatory environment. The extensive and engaging examination of these issues help the reader understands the important issues and trends facing hedge funds, as well as their future prospects.

Hedge Funds

Author: IMCA
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471473421
Release Date: 2003-03-10
Genre: Business & Economics

A well-rounded hedge fund guide for the serious financial professional Alternative investment strategies-hedge funds in particular-have experienced a significant resurgence recently, largely in response to the dramatic downturn of the global equity markets. In response to this explosion in popularity, this book focuses on many of the best moneymaking strategies related to these alternative investment vehicles. IMCA (The Investment Management Consultants Association) is a professional association established in 1985, representing the investment consulting profession in the U.S. and Canada. Kenneth S. Phillips is a member of the IMCA Advisory Council and Managing Principal of Capital Partners, LLC. Ron Surz, CIMA, is a member of the IMCA Board of Directors and the President of PPCA Inc.

The Complete Guide to Hedge Funds and Hedge Fund Strategies

Author: D. Capocci
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137264442
Release Date: 2013-07-30
Genre: Business & Economics

One-stop-guide to the hedge fund industry, investment and trading strategies adopted by hedge funds and the industry's regulation. For anyone with an interest in investing or managing funds, it presents everything practitioners need to know to understand these investment vehicles from their theoretical underpinnings, to how they work in practice.

Hedge Funds

Author: Jess Lederman
Publisher: Irwin Professional Pub
ISBN: IND:30000051202632
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Business & Economics

This guide provides strategies for coping with volatile returns and profiting with this exciting new asset class. Specific topics include: Profiles of major funds; Historical performance of hedge funds; Hedge funds as a part of the institutional portfolio; Selecting a hedge fund manager; Legal, tax and accounting issues.

Market Neutral Investing

Author: Joseph G. Nicholas
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1576600378
Release Date: 2000-09-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Hedge fund investors are looking for downside protection while maintaining good returns--and market-neutral investing has become one of the hottest methods to meet that need. In this book, industry expert Joseph G. Nicholas explores new approaches to return enhancement and risk reduction through market-neutral strategies.

Investing in Hedge Funds

Author: Turan Bali
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780124051690
Release Date: 2013-06-29
Genre: Business & Economics

This book will present a comprehensive view of the risk characteristics, risk-adjusted performances, and risk exposures of various hedge fund indices. It will distinguish itself from other books and journal articles by focusing solely on hedge fund indices and emphasizing tail risk as a predictor of hedge fund index returns. The three chapters in this short book have not been previously published. Presents new insights about the investability and performance measurement of an investor’s final portfolio Uses most recently developed investable hedge fund indexes to revise previous analyses of indexes Focuses on 14 distinct types of hedge fund indices with daily data from January 1994 to December 2011

Investment Banks Hedge Funds and Private Equity

Author: David P. Stowell
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780128047248
Release Date: 2017-07-24
Genre: Business & Economics

As our economy evolves, private equity groups, hedge funds, and investment banks compete and cooperate in different ways. Their recent innovations are reported and analyzed by the 3rd edition of David Stowell’s landmark book, which adds three new cases, significantly revisions of most chapters, and updated figures, tables, and exhibits. It captures the actual work that associates and vice presidents do, providing readers with templates for real transactions. Finally, it provides significantly more content about the ways liquidity is supplied in secondary markets, including an overview of high frequency trading/electronic market making, quantitative trading strategies, and the evolution of cash equities from open outcry pits to fully electronic central limit order books. Includes a new chapter on China to accompany nine heavily updated chapters Integrates three new cases with relevant chapters in the book to create real world applications of chapter teachings Employs spreadsheet models to enable readers to create analytical frameworks for considering choices, opportunities and risks described in the cases

Tactical Portfolios

Author: Bailey McCann
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118731635
Release Date: 2014-03-04
Genre: Business & Economics

Take an active management approach with liquid alternatives to increase R.O.I. Take advantage of inefficiencies in the market by investing in alternative assets. Hedge fund and private equity investment diversifies your portfolio and helps shield you from market volatility, allowing your more passive assets to work the long game. In Tactical Portfolios: Strategies and Tactics for Investing in Hedge Funds and Liquid Alternatives, author Bailey McCann guides you through the principles of hedge fund investment and the associated philosophies of risk management strategies. McCann's background in reporting and analyzing government policy and regulatory issues positions her as a valuable source of strategic investment advice. As Senior Editor of Opalesque's Alternative Market Briefing, her take on the market is read by every one of the top 100 hedge fund managers on a daily basis. In Tactical Portfolios: Strategies and Tactics for Investing in Hedge Funds and Liquid Alternatives, McCann goes in-depth on important topics. Strategies for equities, managed futures and fixed income What to expect and common misconceptions Investment mechanics of specific strategies Valuation, red flags, and regulatory changes If your passive approach has failed to produce the desired results, liquid alternative investment may be the answer. While long/short will always be around, external forces can change its impact on your portfolio and it may be time to expand your investment arsenal. Tactical Portfolios: Strategies and Tactics for Investing in Hedge Funds and Liquid Alternatives will help you get the most out of any market.

The Prudent Investor s Guide to Hedge Funds

Author: James P. Owen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471436739
Release Date: 2001-05-16
Genre: Business & Economics

Hedge funds are typically thought of as highly risky investments. Not so. In fact, some hedge funds are among the most conservative investments you can make. While speculative, high-flying hedge funds make the headlines, others quietly go about the work of crafting unique investment strategies and hedging portfolios against market risk. This much-needed book shows why affluent investors who want to be financially secure through retirement should know about hedge funds. Its blend of facts, practical tips, and personal insights takes the mystery out of this often misunderstood investment vehicle and reveals the critical questions to ask before you invest. James P. Owen (Santa Barbara, CA) has more than 30 years of experience in the investment management industry and is Senior Vice President of Broadmark Asset Management. Previously he was President of JPO Inc. and a partner with NWQ Investment Management Company. He is co-founder of the Investment Management Consultant s Association (IMCA); author of the financial bestseller, The Prudent Investor: The Definitive Guide to Professional Investment Management; and was associate producer of the PBS television series,Beyond Wall Street: The Art of Investing

Hedge Funds For Dummies

Author: Ann C. Logue
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118050924
Release Date: 2011-03-01
Genre: Business & Economics

If you want to diversify your portfolio and lower your risk exposure with hedge funds, here’s what you should know: Hedge Funds For Dummies explains all the different types of funds, explores the pros and cons of funds as an investment, shows you how to find a good broker, and much more. Authored by Ann Logue, a financial writer and hedge fund specialist, this handy, friendly guide covers all the bases for investors of all levels. Whether you’re just building your first portfolio or you’ve been investing for years, you’ll find everything you need to know inside: What a hedge fund is and what it does How hedge funds are structured Determining whether a hedge fund is right for your portfolio Calculating investment risk and return Short- and long-term tax issues Developing a hedge fund investment strategy Monitoring and profiting on macroeconomic trends Evaluating fund performance Evaluating hedge fund management If you’re investing for the future, you definitely want to minimize your risk and maximize your returns. A balanced portfolio with hedge funds is one of the best ways to achieve that sort of balance. This book walks you step by step through the process of evaluating and choosing funds, incorporating them into your portfolio in the right amounts, and making sure they give you the returns you expect and deserve. You’ll learn all the ins and outs of funds, including: What kind of fees you should expect to pay Picking a hedge fund advisor or broker Fulfilling paperwork and purchasing requirements Performing technical analysis and reading the data How to withdraw funds and handle the taxes Tracking fund performance yourself or through reporting services Hedge fund strategies for smaller portfolios Performing due diligence on funds that interest you This friendly, to-the-point resource includes information you can’t do without, including sample portfolios that show you how to invest wisely. Hedge funds are an important part of every balanced portfolio, and this friendly guide tells how to use them to your best advantage. With important resources, vital information, and commonsense advice, Hedge Funds For Dummies is the perfect resource for every investor interested in hedge funds.

Handbook of Hedge Funds

Author: François-Serge Lhabitant
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119995248
Release Date: 2011-03-23
Genre: Business & Economics

A comprehensive guide to the burgeoning hedge fund industry Intended as a comprehensive reference for investors and fund and portfolio managers, Handbook of Hedge Funds combines new material with updated information from Francois-Serge L’habitant’s two other successful hedge fund books. This book features up-to-date regulatory and historical information, new case studies and trade examples, detailed analyses of investment strategies, discussions of hedge fund indices and databases, and tips on portfolio construction. Francois-Serge L’habitant (Geneva, Switzerland) is the Head of Investment Research at Kedge Capital. He is Professor of Finance at the University of Lausanne and at EDHEC Business School, as well as the author of five books, including Hedge Funds: Quantitative Insights (0-470-85667-X) and Hedge Funds: Myths & Limits (0-470-84477-9), both from Wiley.

Profiting from Hedge Funds

Author: John Konnayil Vincent
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118465172
Release Date: 2013-06-07
Genre: Business & Economics

Learn to apply the strategies of top hedge fund managers to your personal investment portfolio The most successful hedge fund managers and superstar investors outperform the markets impressively, while most fund managers—and individual investors as well—usually underperform the market averages. Based on the figures released by the Edgar System each quarter, this book analyzes the performance of hedge fund managers controlling at least $100 million in Assets Under Management to help other investors close the gap between themselves and the industry's top fund managers. With model portfolios that produced solid returns, examination of the tactics of the best fund managers, and a set of effective strategies for sound absolute returns, Profiting from Hedge Funds is the perfect guide for investors who want to improve their game by learning from the best. Includes fascinating insights into the investment styles of the most successful hedge fund managers Features model portfolios based on the holdings and activity of high-performing money managers Offers key lessons for success that work across all portfolios

Funds of Hedge Funds

Author: Greg N. Gregoriou
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 9780080472829
Release Date: 2011-04-01
Genre: Business & Economics

With about $450 billion in assets, funds of hedge funds are the most recent darling of investors. While hedge funds carry high risk for the promise of high returns they are designed for the very rich and for large institutional investors such as pension funds. A Fund of Hedge Funds (FOF) spreads investments among a number of hedge funds to reduce risk and provide diversification, while maintaining the potential for higher than average returns. Odds are that some pension fund of yours is invested heavily in these products, and more recently these FOFs have been opened to more and more individual investors in offshore jurisdictions with lower minimum entry levels. Since this is a new and extremely fast-moving financial phenomenon, academic research has just begun in earnest, and this is the first book to present rigorous academic research by some of the leading lights in academic finance, carefully analyzing the broad array of issues involved in FOFs. * With over $450 billion in assets, hedge funds of funds are the darling of investors * First book to present rigorous academic research about funds of funds * Leading lights in academic finance from around the world analyze the broad array of issues involved in funds of funds