About the Author.
PART ONE: Overview of Alternative Assets.
Chapter 1: What Is an Alternative Asset Class?
Chapter 2: Why Alternative Assets Are Important: Beta Drivers and Alpha Drivers.
PART TWO: Hedge Funds.
Chapter 3: Introduction to Hedge Funds.
Chapter 4: Establishing a Hedge Fund Investment Program.
Chapter 5: Due Diligence for Hedge Fund Managers.
Chapter 6: Risk Management Part I: Hedge Fund Return Distributions.
Chapter 7: Risk Management Part II: Additional Hedge Fund Risks.
Chapter 8: Regulation of Hedge Funds.
Chapter 9: Hedge Fund Benchmarks and Asset Allocation.
Chapter 10: Hedge Fund Incentive Fees and the "Free Option."
Chapter 11: Top Ten Hedge Fund Quotes.
PART THREE: Commodities and Managed Futures.
Chapter 12: Introduction to Commodities.
Chapter 13: Investing in Commodity Futures.
Chapter 14: Commodity Futures in a Portfolio Context.
Chapter 15: Managed Futures.
PART FOUR: Private Equity.
Chapter 16: Introduction to Venture Capital.
Chapter 17: Introduction to Leveraged Buyouts.
Chapter 18: Debt as Private Equity Part I: Mezzanine Debt.
Chapter 19: Debt as Private Equity Part II: Distressed Debt.
Chapter 20: The Economics of Private Equity.
Chapter 21: Performance Measurement for Private Equity.
Chapter 22: Trends in Private Equity.
PART FIVE: Credit Derivatives.
Chapter 23: Introduction to Credit Derivatives.
Chapter 24: Collateralized Debt Obligations.
Chapter 25: Collateralized Fund Obligations: Intersection of Credit Derivative Market and Hedge Fund World.
PART SIX: Corporate Governance.
Chapter 26: Corporate Governance as an Alternative Investment Strategy.