Top Hedge Fund Investors

Author: Cathleen M. Rittereiser
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470637145
Release Date: 2010-06-03
Genre: Business & Economics

A professional's guide to the world of hedge fund investing Throughout the financial crisis of 2008, many hedge funds suffered massive losses and were often blamed for the extreme market upheavals. In the wake f the crisis, hedge funds remain a source of fascination for the media, legislators, and investors, mostly due to misunderstanding. Historically portrayed as risky investment funds for the very wealthy run by swashbuckling traders, the truth is hedge funds are simply an investment vehicle designed to generate superior returns and reduce an investor's overall portfolio risk. Investors have good reasons to remain fascinated with hedge funds. Although many individual funds have underperformed or collapsed, hedge funds as a whole have provided solid returns while reducing risks. Savvy institutions have invested in hedge funds for many years and have made them a large and powerful force in the markets. Investing in hedge funds requires sophisticated knowledge, understanding, skill, access, and experience. Individuals and institutions, whether they are new to hedge funds or need to improve, can find those attributes in the stories of the successful hedge fund investors profiled in Hedge Fund Investors. Hedge Fund Investors chronicles the challenges and rewards these investors face, in selecting hedge fund managers, managing risks, and constructing portfolios. In revealing conversations, leading hedge fund investors who place hundreds of billions of dollars in hedge funds, share their philosophies, strategies, and advice. Profiles a variety of different investors from the pioneers in hedge fund investing to managers for high net-worth individuals and fund of funds investors Discusses winners and losers in the recent market decline, problematic hedge fund strategies, and how these current events will change future strategies Provides lessons, insights, and advice beneficial to all hedge fund investors Engaging and informative, Hedge Fund Investors will prove valuable to anyone involved in placing money with hedge funds, as well as hedge funds who seek to better understand their clients.

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.

Alpha Masters

Author: Maneet Ahuja
Publisher: Börsenbuchverlag
ISBN: 9783864701054
Release Date: 2013-06-06
Genre: Business & Economics

Wie gelingt es der Crème de la Crème der Hedgefonds-Manager, Jahr für Jahr die Märkte abzuhängen und Milliarden zu verdienen? Im Normalfall gibt es auf diese Fragen keine Antwort - die Herren des großen Geldes sind extrem öffentlichkeitsscheu und behalten ihre Geheimnisse für sich. Umso bemerkenswerter ist dieses Buch. Die mehrfach ausgezeichnete Autorin führte nicht nur reine Interviews - sie erhielt Zugang zu den verschwiegenen Zirkeln der Hochfinanz und somit auch Einblicke ins Privatleben und die Gedankenwelt vieler der Protagonisten. Herausgekommen ist ein packendes Werk voller Insiderwissen, wie die Märkte und ihre erfolgreichsten Akteure ticken.

Magier der M rkte

Author: Jack D. Schwager
Publisher: FinanzBuch Verlag
ISBN: 9783862484508
Release Date: 2013-09-11
Genre: Business & Economics

Jack D. Schwager ist einer der ganz Großen in der internationalen Finanzszene, seine "Magier der Märkte"-Buchreihe gehört weltweit seit Jahren zu den Standardwerken. In Interviews mit den Top-Tradern unserer Zeit zeigt Schwager auf, was diese Menschen so unglaublich erfolgreich macht. Sie alle verwenden zwar unterschiedliche Methoden, aber sie haben nicht nur scheinbar einen Vorteil gegenüber den Mitstreitern. Wie machen sie das? Was ist es, das sie von anderen unterscheidet? Was kann der durchschnittliche Investor daraus lernen? In diesem einmaligen Werk legen sie ihre finanziellen Strategien offen, die sie zu ihrem Erfolg katapultiert haben, aber auch Niederlagen und Verluste werden eingestanden. Ein Muss für jeden Börsianer! Das Wichtigste in Kürze: Ein Klassiker der Investmentliteratur Pflichtlektüre für jeden Anleger Umsetzbare Tipps von Insidern Blicken Sie den Profis über die Schulter

The Hedge Fund Mirage

Author: Simon Lack
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118164310
Release Date: 2012-01-03
Genre: Business & Economics

Compares the performance of treasury bills to hedge funds to explain how investors have been jeopardized by high fees, complex legal structures and other detriments, sharing insider advice on how to make investment decisions that rebalance profits away from hedge fund managers.

Hedge Fund Investing

Author: Kevin R. Mirabile
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118330692
Release Date: 2013-01-07
Genre: Business & Economics

The most up-to-date look at how to understand, and invest in, hedge funds A new updated set of end of chapter problems and test bank questions is now available for the first edition. This material now includes a selection of supplemental problems and test bank questions specifically related to portfolio financing tools and techniques. Hedge funds are an essential part of the alternative investing arena, and will continue to be so for the foreseeable future. It's important that those investing, or thinking about investing, with hedge funds know exactly what they are about. That's why Kevin Mirabile—a financial professional with over twenty years of business development, regulatory, financing, trading, and sales experience in the hedge fund sector—has created Understanding Hedge Fund Investing. Page-by-page, this reliable resource offers valuable insights into one of the most competitive parts of the investment world. Along the way, you'll become familiar with the evolution of hedge funds and their structure as well as discover what types of individuals and institutions invest using hedge funds. Mirable also takes the time to examine the risks of investing in hedge funds and talks about hedge fund financial statements and taxation. Provides complete coverage of this important investment vehicle, from its different types of investing strategies and styles to what it takes to be a hedge fund manager Multiple-choice questions follow each chapter to assess your comprehension of the topics covered A companion Website contains portfolio models that can be uploaded for use as well as supplementary material that allows you to learn in a hands-on fashion long after closing the book Hedge funds offer investors opportunities that aren't usually found elsewhere. But to benefit from them, you first must understand them. This book has the information you need to succeed at this difficult endeavor.

AARP Getting Started in Hedge Funds

Author: Daniel A. Strachman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118241721
Release Date: 2011-12-12
Genre: Business & Economics

AARP Digital Editions offer you practical tips, provensolutions, and expert guidance. The hedge fund industry has been reeling in the wake of recentPonzi schemes and insider trading scandals as well as the loss ofbillions of dollars in assets under management due to fundclosures. Getting Started in Hedge Funds, Third Editionfocuses on the current state of the industry; how hedge funds didor did not survive the subprime and subsequent credit crisis; and,what the future holds for investors. Getting Started in HedgeFunds, Third Edition also provides readers with a briefoverview of the industry's history, and describes theinner-workings of these complex investment vehicles, including howto start a hedge fund, and what new regulations means for managersand investors. Profiles 10 highly successful hedge fund managers Addresses the Madoff scandal, as well as other lesser knownPonzi schemes, and analyzes the ripple effect felt throughout theindustry as a result of these and other scandals Despite the performance of some of these funds in the last fewyears, hedge funds are here to stay. In this Third Edition,Getting Started in Hedge Funds, Strachman provides anupdated "how-to" guide for investors interested in hedge funds inthis era of "new normal."

The Future of Hedge Fund Investing

Author: Monty Agarwal
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 047055729X
Release Date: 2009-09-11
Genre: Business & Economics

A detailed look at how to fix the hedge fund industry The Future of Hedge Fund Investing spells out in refreshingly stark terms exactly how the industry let down its clients, and the changes needed to restore their confidence. Written by Monty Agarwal, the founder of Predator Capital Management, this insider's guide gives a full assessment of the business, including the advantages of hedge funds, their pitfalls, and, most importantly, how to avoid these missteps. The book begins by describing the hedge fund universe, which includes funds and fund of funds; fund regulators, major investors, and middlemen; and fee structures, incentives, and typical investment strategies. From here, Agarwal explores possible solutions and fixes as he touches upon several important issues within this field. Examines hedge funds' role in the 2008 market crisis and what can be learned from it Discusses the structural changes for fund of funds in areas including trading, diversification, risk management, and due diligence Provides guidance for investors to follow when interviewing hedge fund managers Whether you're a financial professional, a potential investor, or simply an interested reader, The Future of Hedge Fund Investing gives you a clear look at the state of hedge funds today as well as a picture of what the future may hold for them.

The Invisible Hands

Author: Steven Drobny
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118167410
Release Date: 2011-08-08
Genre: Business & Economics


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."

A Guide to Starting Your Hedge Fund

Author: Erik Serrano Berntsen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119064886
Release Date: 2015-03-03
Genre: Business & Economics

Successful hedge fund investing begins with well-informedstrategy A Guide to Starting Your Hedge Fund is a practical,definitive "how-to" guide, designed to help managers design andlaunch their own funds, and to help investors select and diligencenew funds. The first book to examine the practical aspects ofsetting up and operating funds with a focus on energy commoditymarkets, this book scrutinises the due diligence process andcomprehensively reviews the opportunities and risks of all energycommodity markets as hedge fund investments. Extensive planning andstrategy advice prove invaluable to prospective fund managers andinvestors alike, and detailed discussion of the markets'constraints help inform procedural decisions. Readers gain insightinto practical matters including legal and commercial structures,due diligence, fund raising, operations, and more, allowing them toconstruct a concrete investment plan before ever touching apenny. Asset managers are looking to energy commodities to provideattractive uncorrelated – if volatile – returns. Thesehigh returns, however, are accompanied by high risk. Few investorshave experience evaluating these investment opportunities, and fewprospective fund managers understand the market fundamentals andtheir associated risks. This book provides the answers sorelylacking in hedge fund literature, giving investors and fundmanagers the background they need to make smarter decisions. Understand the markets' structures, opportunities, andrisks Develop a comprehensive, well-informed investment strategy Conduct thorough due diligence with a detailed plan Examine the practical aspects of fund raising, legal and taxstructure, and more Oil has long been traded by hedge funds, but electricity, thefuels that generate electricity, and the environmental productslike emissions allowances and weather derivatives have become thenew "hot" investment strategies. These high returns come withhigher risk, but A Guide to Starting Your Hedge Fund ensuresparticipants have essential information at their disposal.

So You Want to Start a Hedge Fund

Author: Ted Seides
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119156987
Release Date: 2016-01-12
Genre: Business & Economics

Helpful, Accessible Guidance for Budding Hedge Funds So You Want to Start a Hedge Fund provides critical lessons and thoughtful insights to those trying to decipher the industry, as well as those seeking to invest in the next generation of high performers. This book foregoes the sensational, headline-grabbing stories about the few billionaire hedge fund managers to reach the top of the field. Instead, it focuses on the much more common travails of start-ups and small investment firms. The successes and failures of a talented group of competitive managers—all highly educated and well trained—show what it takes for managers and allocators to succeed. These accounts include lessons on funding, team development, strategy, performance, and allocation. The hedge fund industry is concentrated in the largest funds, and the big funds are getting bigger. In time, some of these funds will not survive their founders and large sums will get reallocated to a broader selection of different managers. This practical guide outlines the allocation process for fledgling funds, and demonstrates how allocators can avoid pitfalls in their investments. So You Want to Start a Hedge Fund also shows how to: Develop a sound strategy and raise the money you need Gain a real-world perspective about how allocators think and act Structure your team and investment process for success Recognize the patterns of successful start-ups The industry is approaching a significant crossroads. Aggregate growth is slowing and competition is shifting away from industry-wide growth, at the expense of traditional asset classes, to market share capture within the industry. So You Want to Start a Hedge Fund provides guidance for the little funds—the potential future leaders of the industry.

Diary of a Hedge Fund Manager

Author: Keith McCullough
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470590331
Release Date: 2010-01-06
Genre: Business & Economics

A fast-paced ride through the world of hedge funds revealing the unvarnished truth of how Wall Street really operates, and how to use this to your advantage An insider's view of the high stakes world of money management, Diary of a Hedge Fund Manager is both a practical guide for investors and the deeply personal story of a man who knows the system inside and out. One of the best young portfolio managers on Wall Street, and helping to run the hedge fund operation of one of the world's most prestigious firms, Keith McCullough finds himself a lone voice of reason as the economic crisis of 2008 looms large. Shown the door, his life takes a fascinating turn into the world of independent research and no-holds-barred criticism. Reveals the unvarnished truth of how Wall Street and hedge funds really operate Deftly details how to analyze the markets expertly and avoid group think using technical and fundamental measures Each topic is thoroughly discussed and followed up with lessons you can take away and put to use Written with the authority of someone who knows how Wall Street and hedge funds work, yet accessible to even a casual follower of finance, Diary of a Hedge Fund Manager mixes a constructive critique of the investment industry with fundamental lessons that any investor will find valuable.

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 yourpersonal investment portfolio The most successful hedge fund managers and superstar investorsoutperform the markets impressively, while most fundmanagers—and individual investors as well—usuallyunderperform the market averages. Based on the figures released bythe Edgar System each quarter, this book analyzes the performanceof hedge fund managers controlling at least $100 million in AssetsUnder Management to help other investors close the gap betweenthemselves and the industry's top fund managers. With modelportfolios that produced solid returns, examination of the tacticsof the best fund managers, and a set of effective strategies forsound absolute returns, Profiting from Hedge Funds is theperfect guide for investors who want to improve their game bylearning from the best. Includes fascinating insights into the investment styles of themost successful hedge fund managers Features model portfolios based on the holdings and activity ofhigh-performing money managers Offers key lessons for success that work across allportfolios