All About Hedge Funds / Edition 1

All About Hedge Funds / Edition 1

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All About Hedge Funds / Edition 1

Hedge funds have long been viewed as mysterious, high-risk investments, unsuitable for most investors. All About Hedge Funds debunks these myths and explains how any investor can take advantage of the high-potential returns of hedge funds while incorporating safeguards to limit their volatility and risk. This clear-headed, commonsense guide tells investors:

  • What hedge funds are--and what they are not
  • Four key hedge fund strategies
  • How to incorporate hedge funds into an existing portfolio
  • Types of risk involved in hedge fund investing

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071393935
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies,Inc.
Publication date: 10/15/2002
Series: All About Series
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 309
Sales rank: 747,118
Product dimensions: 0.69(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Basic Themes1
Part 1The Historical and Institutional Context
Chapter 1The Historical Context17
Chapter 2Hedge Fund Managers and Clients33
Chapter 3Hedge Funds and the Brokerage Community45
Chapter 4The Lure of the Small57
Part 2Hedge Funds, Active Management, and Efficient Markets
Chapter 5The Hedge Fund Challenge71
Chapter 6Efficient Markets, Emotion, and Skill77
Chapter 7Efficiently Diversified Portfolios91
Chapter 8The Tyranny of the Cap-Weighted Indexes115
Part 3The Tools of the Trade
Chapter 9Leverage, Short Selling, and Hedging133
Chapter 10Futures and Options151
Chapter 11AM/FM Investing: The Modulation of Returns163
Part 4Some Operational Issues
Chapter 12Legal and Regulatory Issues181
Chapter 13Performance Fees193
Chapter 14Tax Issues197
Part 5The Menu of Hedge Fund Strategies
Chapter 15An Overview of the Menu207
Chapter 16Equity Hedge Funds and Global Asset Allocators229
Chapter 17Relative-Value Investing241
Chapter 18Event-Driven Investing263
Appendix IThe EACM 100 Index291
Appendix IISuggestions for Further Reading293

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