Hedge Funds provides a user-friendly, concise yet comprehensive guide to the core law of hedge funds. Armed with a strong practical focus, the book covers both domestic and international aspects in one handy volume.
Topics covered include how to set up a hedge fund, the core law (FSA, FSMA, CIS regime), jurisdiction and choice of vehicle, a comparative assessment of different offshore jurisdictions, commentary on the US position (from a UK practitioner's perspective), tax aspects, trading strategies, market abuse and the investor perspective.
1. The Nature of the Beast - What is a Hedge Fund? 2. Establishment Options - Jurisdiction - Caribbean; 3. Establishment Options - Jurisdiction - Channel Islands; 4. Establishment Options - Legal Form; 5. Service Providers - Making it happen; 6. Regulatory Overview - UK; 7. The US Dimension; 8. Marketing - Selected Jurisdictions; 9. Taxation - An Overview; 10. Key Fund Terms; 11. Inside the Black Box - Common Strategies; 12. Investing in Hedge Funds