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.

Investment Strategies of Hedge Funds

Author: Filippo Stefanini
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9780470035313
Release Date: 2006-08-04
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: 9780190607388
Release Date: 2017-07-26
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.

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.

Newcits

Author: Filippo Stefanini
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119991984
Release Date: 2011-09-09
Genre: Business & Economics

Due to their strong regulatory frameworks, UCITS compliant hedge funds have seen a boom in recent years and are considered by many as the only way out for the hedge fund industry after the crisis. Newcits: Investing in UCITS Compliant Hedge Funds is a one-stop resource for investors who want to get the best out of their UCITS investments. There is a large and increasing range of UCITS compliant funds out there, but despite their tighter regulation and frameworks, investors still need to understand the risks they are undertaking, the structures of the funds and their differences and similarities to mutual funds and hedge funds. The book begins with an assessment of the financial crisis from the perspective of hedge funds and funds of hedge funds. Then it introduces the UCITS framework and shows how these strategies present a valuable and attractive alternative to offshore hedge funds and funds of hedge funds. The regulatory framework is described in depth, as are the different business models used by asset managers. Finally it looks at current hedge fund strategies such as long/short equity or global macro, and at how these can be integrated into the framework. The book also describes in detail the Newcits industry, discussing the performances, the fee structure, the liquidity and the key theme of "replicability", studying the tracking error volatility of the Newcits funds in comparison with their offshore versions. A discussion of the effectiveness of the regulation and its potential developments concludes the book.

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

Hedge Fund Investing

Author: Kevin D. Peterson
Publisher:
ISBN:
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!

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.

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.

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.

Hedge Funds

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: OCLC:696394277
Release Date: 2005
Genre:

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.