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 Fund Investing

Author: Kevin D. Peterson
Release Date: 2018-03-29
Genre: Business & Economics

Want to enter the elite world of hedge fund investing? Everyone deserves access to the investment vehicles of the wealthy. Start learning how! Today only, get this bestseller for a special price. Based on report from European Central Bank, the Hedge Fund industry has globally gained a total of 1 trillion US dollars’ assets worth under her control. A Hedge Fund’s size is typically less than US $100 million, with nearly half under US $25 million. Hedge fund investments have massive influence on the financial and economic sector in relation to their size. It is important to note that knowledge and performance of the Hedge Fund industry is guarded with substantial secrecy. The road to selecting a good Hedge fund investment plan can be a windy and rough road, but this book will prepare you for that journey by equipping you with all the information you will need. Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Read... The History Of The Hedge Funds Industry Hedge Fund Investment Strategies What Questions Should I Ask? Hedge Fund Organization Hedge Funds Vs Mutual Funds Hedge Fund Risk Models Aggressive Investment Strategies Problems With Hedge Fund Risk Modelling Hedge Funds Available On The Market And much, much more! Download your copy today! Take action today and download this book now at a special price!

How to Invest in Hedge Funds

Author: Matthew Ridley
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 0749440848
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Business & Economics

Praise and Reviews "As hundreds of billions of capital seek an appropriate match with thousands of hedge funds, Matthew Ridley has produced a survey of the major hedge fund strategies that will be of great utility to the novice or pro. Comprehensive, insightful, readable, leavened with common sense and wit, it is much like a Consulta due diligence review." Bruce G Wilcox, Chairman, Cumberland Associates LLC "Extremely informative - a thorough synopsis of how funds view different investments. Matt has taken a very complicated process and simplified it so everyone can understand it. After reading this book, everyone will believe they can manage a hedge fund." Marc Lasry, Founder and Managing Partner, Avenue Capital Group "In light of the recent equity bear market and increasing retail and institutional interest in hedge funds, Matt Ridley's book is a most timely introduction and analysis of this complex and diverse asset class." Gary Brass, Managing Director, Consulta Limited "An excellent book that gives a pragmatic coverage of the area without sacrificing depth, Ridley's lengthy experience of the asset class really shines through. This book should leave investment professionals new to the area with the skills they need to hit the ground running, ready to appraise, select and monitor hedge funds and hold their own even when analysing the most complex of strategies." Dr Chris Jones, Director, Alternative Investment Strategies, io investors, Visiting Associ Over the past decade hedge funds have experienced considerable growth as an alternative asset class. Disappointing returns from mainstream markets have stimulated the interest of a previously sceptical investment community. More and more asset managers are now providing their clients with access to hedge funds. How to Invest in Hedge Funds is a clear, step-by-step guide for professionals investing in this area for the first time. It is a practical introduction to various types of hedge fund strategies, and how they work and develop over time. How to Invest in Hedge Funds provides a uniquely balanced picture that outlines both the strengths and weaknesses of this kind of fund. Contents include: definition, origin, structure and attributes of a typical hedge fund; risks and merits of hedge funds; how to select a hedge fund; portfolio construction and management; how to organize a hedge fund research effort; chapters dedicated to explaining specific hedge fund strategies. Written by one of the leading practitioners in the field, How to Invest in Hedge Funds is packed with practical information and guides the reader through the process of investing in this area.

Managing Risk in Alternative Investment Strategies

Author: Lars Jaeger
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 0273656988
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Business & Economics

"Lars Jaeger is to be congratulated for taking the mystique out of alternative investment strategies and putting sound risk management methodology into its place. I am convinced that this book will become the prime reference on AIS for many years to come." Paul Embrechts, Professor of Insurance Mathematics, ETH Zurich "More and more investment professionals see alternative investment strategies as a new paradigm in asset management. However, press coverage suggests that the hedge funds bubble has not yet burst. The hedge fund area has traditionally been shrouded in myth and misrepresentation. "Managing Risk in Alternative Investment Strategies" provides what is desperately needed: transparency." Alexander M. Ineichen, CFA, Managing Director, UBS Warburg, London "The hedge fund industry is attracting more and more interest after the disappointing performance of financial markets. Lars Jaeger's book clearly and concisely presents the issues and sheds much needed light on this industry. His rigorous description of the most advanced risk management techniques and their application to the hedge funds makes it an indispensable tool for professional investors who want to venture in this field." Dr. Michel M. Dacorogna, Manager Financial Analysis and Risk Modeling, Converium Ltd "Risk management and transparency have become key issues for portfolio managers and investors interested in alternative investment strategies. Lars Jaeger finally gives a much needed, clear and practical, treatment on risk management principles for hedge funds and managed futures. This book is a must read for anyone interested in this rapidly growing investment area" Dr. Dan Rosen, VP Research and New Solutions, Algorithmics Alternative Investment Strategies, such as hedge funds, can enhance returns and reduce risk of a global investment portfolio. However, managing their risk dimension is critical to success." Managing Risk in Alternative Investment Strategies"" provides insight into the latest thinking about hedge funds and hedge fund risk management, elaborating on ways to approach some of the main problems and obstacles of this new investment class.

Hedge Funds Of Funds

Author: Chris Jones
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470727829
Release Date: 2008-04-30
Genre: Business & Economics

Hedge Funds of Funds: A Guide for Investors is a comprehensive guide to investing in hedge funds of funds. Written by an experienced practitioner in clear, concise and jargon free language, this book gives an inside view of this often opaque area and empowers readers with the tools to get to the bottom of how hedge funds of funds really work. Key features include: A full description of the skill sets and facets needed in all areas of a hedge funds of funds; A wide-ranging set of questions to ask when assessing every area of a hedge fund of funds; Advice on every part of the process when investing in a hedge fund of funds, from short-listing through to mandate design and benchmarking; Two comprehensive practical examples of investment reports on both a hedge fund and a hedge fund of funds; A comprehensive analysis of recent developments in the field; A glossary of hedge fund terminology to help the reader de-code the jargon associated with the area. This book is essential reading for all those interested in developing depth to their understanding of how to invest in hedge funds of funds and how they, in turn, invest with hedge funds.

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.

Hedge Funds

ISBN: OCLC:696394277
Release Date: 2005

The work covers a variety of aspects, with the four main chapters combining qualitative and quantitative information on the hedge fund industry. Generally speaking, Chapters 2, 3, and the first part of Chapter 4 provide qualitative hedge fund research while quantitative aspects are discussed in the second part of Chapter 4 and in Chapter 5. The basic characteristics of hedge funds and alternative investments in general are outlined in Chapter 2. In this chapter, hedge fund industry standards and the characteristics typically exhibited by hedge funds are described in detail and compared to those in the traditional investment universe. The chapter also concentrates on the definition of hedge funds and the alternative investment universe. After discussing the special features of the hedge fund industry, we analyze which sources of risk may justify the historically very attractive returns achieved by the different hedge fund strategies. Although the relevant literature contains few systematic overviews of individual hedge fund strategies and the corresponding trades, such an analysis of individual strategies and funds of hedge funds is essential when investment in hedge funds is considered. In Chapter 3 systematic and unsystematic risk factors in hedge fund investing and the risk premia captured by hedge fund strategies are introduced. Furthermore, the relevant trades and the corresponding risk factors for several classical hedge fund strategies are described. Since new investors in hedge funds typically choose the fund of hedge funds structure instead of direct investment in single hedge funds, Chapter 3 also analyzes the fund of hedge funds structure. This way of structuring hedge fund investments offers investors some advantages but also has some drawbacks. Chapter 4 addresses the need for reliable hedge fund return data. When investors consider allocating money to hedge funds they form an expectation of the development of future returns. Since historical data is usu.

Investing in Hedge Funds

Author: Joseph G. Nicholas
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons
ISBN: 0470885033
Release Date: 2010-05-20
Genre: Business & Economics

Hedge funds are in the news and on the minds of sophisticated investors more than ever. Investors have questions about how the funds are structured, where the assets are allocated, and whether hedge funds can truly act as a hedge against market risk. The answers are all here in Investing in Hedge Funds. Until recently, much of what makes hedge funds tick has been closely guarded--the intellectual property of Wall Street's investment elite. In this updated and revised text, Joseph G. Nicholas, founder and chairman of the leading industry information provider Hedge Fund Research, Inc., travels inside the hedge fund marketplace to explain the alternative investment strategies of top fund managers, providing clear descriptions of how to access these funds and where they're headed. It's a complete guide that everyone investing in hedge funds should study closely.

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.

Hedges on Hedge Funds

Author: James R. Hedges, IV
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471701026
Release Date: 2004-11-08
Genre: Business & Economics

A just-in-time guide to hedge fund investing Today, access to hedge funds is increasingly available to average investors through "funds of hedge funds" and other registered products. These vehicles allow investors to invest as little as $25,000 to start. Hedges on Hedge Funds provides an overview of hedge fund investing and delves into the key investment strategies employed by hedge fund managers. This comprehensive resource directs people to proper fund selection and allocation, but most importantly, it helps investors avoid the potential pitfalls associated with the industry by discussing transparency, size vs. performance, and other important issues associated with selecting and profiting with hedge funds. James R. Hedges, IV (Naples, FL), is recognized as a pioneer in the hedge fund industry for his efforts to monitor and review funds and fund managers for performance and transparency. He is the founder, President, and Chief Investment Officer of LJH Global Investments-an investment advisory firm that helps clients select and invest in hedge funds.

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.

Getting Started in Hedge Funds

Author: Daniel A. Strachman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118018966
Release Date: 2011-04-18
Genre: Business & Economics

The book on hedge fund basics, completely updated to reflect today’s post-crisis industry The hedge fund industry has been reeling in the wake of recent Ponzi schemes and insider trading scandals as well as the loss of billions of dollars in assets under management due to fund closures. Getting Started in Hedge Funds, Third Edition focuses on the current state of the industry; how hedge funds did or did not survive the subprime and subsequent credit crisis; and, what the future holds for investors. Getting Started in Hedge Funds, Third Edition also provides readers with a brief overview of the industry's history, and describes the inner-workings of these complex investment vehicles, including how to start a hedge fund, and what new regulations means for managers and investors. • Profiles 10 highly successful hedge fund managers • Addresses the Madoff scandal, as well as other lesser known Ponzi schemes, and analyzes the ripple effect felt throughout the industry as a result of these and other scandals Despite the performance of some of these funds in the last few years, hedge funds are here to stay. In this Third Edition, Getting Started in Hedge Funds, Strachman provides an updated "how-to" guide for investors interested in hedge funds in this era of "new normal."

Visual Guide to Hedge Funds

Author: Richard C. Wilson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118421338
Release Date: 2014-02-20
Genre: Business & Economics

Vivid graphics make hedge funds, how they work and how to invest in them, accessible for investors and finance professionals Despite the recent wave of scandals related to the hedge fund industry, interest in hedge funds as a relatively safe alternative investment remains high. Yet details about how the industry operates and the strategies employed by different types of hedge funds is hard to come by. With increasing calls from lawmakers and the media for industry reform, it is incumbent upon finance professionals and high-net-worth individuals to take a good look before leaping into hedge funds. That's where the Bloomberg Visual Guide to Hedge Funds comes in. It provides a graphically rich, comprehensive overview of the industry and its practitioners, zeroing in on how different types of hedge funds work. Based on extensive interviews with hedge fund managers, analysts and other industry experts, the book provides a detailed look at the industry and how it works Outlines investment strategies employed by both long and short hedge funds, as well as global macro strategies Arms you with need-to-know tips, tools and techniques for success with all hedge fund investment strategies Provides a highly visual presentation with an emphasis on graphics and professional applications Real-life examples take you inside how hedge funds illustrating how they operate, who manages them and who invests in them

Hedge Funds

Author: Greg N. Gregoriou
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118161036
Release Date: 2011-08-04
Genre: Business & Economics