Visual Guide to Hedge Funds (Bloomberg Financial)

Visual Guide to Hedge Funds (Bloomberg Financial)

By: Richard C. Wilson (author)Paperback

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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

About Author

Richard C. Wilson is founder of the Hedge Fund Group, the #1 largest hedge fund association with over 115,000 global members. With a background in capital raising he has built a following through his advisory work, equity partnerships, Wilson Holding Company operating businesses, and by providing consultative quality thought leadership, articles, videos, and over 100 speeches in 15+ countries around the world. Through Richard's 5,000 professionals-deep client base, and global capital raising workshops and family office conferences, he has met face-to-face with well over 2,500 fund managers, and at least as many hedge fund investors over the past 10 years. His team offers the #1 self-directed training and certification program on hedge funds which over 1,400 professionals have joined to date and it is called the Certified Hedge Fund Professional certificate program. He is the author of The Hedge Fund Book: A Training Manual for Professionals and Capital Raising Executives, The Family Office Book: Investing Capital for the Ultra-Affluent, and The Single Family Office: Creating, Operating, and Managing the Investments of a Single Family Office.


How to Use This Book vii Introduction ix Chapter 1: Hedge Fund Daily Operations 1 Chapter 2: The Hedge Fund Life Cycle: From Startup to Titan 11 Chapter 3: Hedge Fund Investors 23 Chapter 4: Hedge Fund Capital Raising 31 Chapter 5: Long/Short Equity Strategy 41 Chapter 6: Global Macro Strategy 55 Chapter 7: Event-Driven Strategy 71 Chapter 8: Fixed-Income Strategy 77 Chapter 9: Convertible-Arbitrage Strategy 107 Chapter 10: Quantitative and Algorithmic Trading Strategies 115 Chapter 11: Managed Futures 133 Chapter 12: Credit-and Asset-Based Lending 155 Chapter 13: Multi-Strategy Hedge Funds 171 Chapter 14: Fund of Hedge Funds 179 Appendix A: Bloomberg Functionality Cheat Sheet 199 Appendix B: Answers to Test-Yourself Quizzes 201 References 205 About the Author 207 Index 209

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781118278376
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 224
  • ID: 9781118278376
  • weight: 458
  • ISBN10: 1118278372

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