The Investor's Guide to Hedge Funds

The Investor's Guide to Hedge Funds

by Sam Kirschner, Eldon C. Mayer, Lee Kessler
     
 

Hedge funds are the most rapidly growing sector of the asset management industry, with assets having grown well beyond $1 trillion.This dynamic growth has occurred despite the fact that hedge funds are often controversial, misunderstood, enshrouded in secrecy,and viewed by many as hopelessly complex. The reason is simple: hedge funds have providedexceptional

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Hedge funds are the most rapidly growing sector of the asset management industry, with assets having grown well beyond $1 trillion.This dynamic growth has occurred despite the fact that hedge funds are often controversial, misunderstood, enshrouded in secrecy,and viewed by many as hopelessly complex. The reason is simple: hedge funds have providedexceptional investment performance through bull and bear markets. No wonder then that endowments, foundations, and pension funds have allocated increasing percentages of theirportfolios to hedge funds. Furthermore, respectedinvestment consultants are predicting continued significant growth in the years ahead for this asset class.

The Investor's Guide to Hedge Funds arms you with the knowledge required to make intelligent, informed decisions for managing and expanding your hedge fund portfolio. This guide takes you into the inner sanctums of top hedge fund managers by revealing how they think, what their proprietary strategies are, and how they successfully deal with varying market environments.

Written by industry insiders with decades of experience in the trenches of the hedge fund wars, The Investor's Guide to Hedge Funds features:

  • An enlightening discussion of how today's institutional investors are impacting investment performance
  • Examinations of each major hedge fund category, detailing their trading and investment approaches, advantages and disadvantages, and performance in both up and down markets
  • In-depth interviews with some of today's brightest new stars focusing on the strategies and approaches they use to deliver outstanding returns
  • Newer hedge fund strategies—direct financing of public companies, real estate, insurance and reinsurance, energy, and emissions trading—and how they are creating new opportunities for cutting-edge investors
  • The latest in-depth research into the benefits of investing in emerging/newer hedge funds
  • A complete and powerful due diligence process for evaluating and selecting hedge funds and funds of funds, with special emphasis on risk management

The Investor's Guide to Hedge Funds covers every aspect of the hedge fund industry. This compelling and invaluable handbook presents the research, tools, and comprehensive knowledge that only the industry's top tier players can provide.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471715993
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/18/2006
Pages:
356
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Dr. SAM KIRSCHNER is a founder and Managing Director of Mayer & Hoffman Capital Advisors, LLC, a registered investment advisor that creates and manages portfolios of emerging/newer and specialty hedge funds for institutions and family offices. Dr. Kirschner comes to the alternative investment field via a long and distinguished career as a management consultant and corporate psychologist focusing on the real estate and financial services sectors. He is an adjunct faculty member at New York University and formerly at The Wharton School. He has extensive experience serving on the boards of both private and publicly held companies and not-for-profit institutions.

ELDON MAYER is a founder and the Senior Managing Member of Mayer & Hoffman Capital Advisors, LLC. He graduated from Princeton University with a degree in economics and served as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. Early in his Wall Street career, he developed the idea of an open-end mutual fund hedge fund, brought it to market, and served as its manager. In 1976, he founded Lynch & Mayer, Inc., whose investment performance ranked near the top of its peer group as its assets grew to $7 billion. In addition to serving as Lynch & Mayer's Chairman, CEO, and CIO, he managed institutional equity and hedge fund portfolios.

LEE KESSLER is a business writer and consultant specializing in finance. His clients include MasterCard International and Reuters Analytics.

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