Guide to Hedge Funds: What They Are, What They Do, Their Risks, Their Advantages

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This guide sheds much needed light on the world of hedge funds by explaining what they are, what they do, who the main players are, the regulations affecting them, the arguments as to whether they are a force for good or bad, and what the future holds for them.
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Overview

This guide sheds much needed light on the world of hedge funds by explaining what they are, what they do, who the main players are, the regulations affecting them, the arguments as to whether they are a force for good or bad, and what the future holds for them.
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“More people have a view about hedge funds than know about them. Philip Coggan bridges the knowledge gap in this clearly written guide. Every chapter is a gold mine of information and analysis, making it easy to learn about hedge funds. No investor, no investment adviser, no trustee, no dinner-table conversationalist should express opinions on the sector until they have read this book.” —Elroy Dimson, BGI Professor of Investment Management, London Business School  

“While much has been written about hedge fund strategies and their (occasionally spectacular) failures, we have not yet seen a general primer to help the investor understand the world of hedge funds. Philip Coggan presents us with exactly that— a well-written, succinct summary of a world we all need to understand better.” —Rob Arnott, Chairman of Research Affiliates and Editor Emeritus of the Financial Analysts Journal

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781576603116
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/1/2008
  • Series: Economist Series, #35
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 2.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Philip Coggan writes the Buttonwood column for The Economist, where he is also capital markets editor. Previously, he worked at the Financial Times for twenty years, latterly as investment editor. He is also the author of The Money Machine and How the City Works (Penguin) and Easy Money (Profile Books).

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements.

Introduction.

1 Hedge fund taxonomy.

2 The players.

3 Funds-of-funds.

4 Hedge fund regulation.

5 Hedge funds: for and against.

6 The future of hedge funds.

References.

Glossary.

Appendix: Hedge fund facts and figures.

Index.

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