Getting Started in Hedge Funds

Getting Started in Hedge Funds

by Daniel A. Strachman

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ISBN-13: 9780471715443
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 07/28/2005
Series: Getting Started In..... Series , #63
Edition description: REV
Pages: 198
Product dimensions: 6.32(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.58(d)

About the Author

Daniel A. Strachman is Managing Director of the Answers & Company Group, LLC, a financial services firm. He is also the Editor of The Strachman Report, a bimonthly newsletter about long-term investment strategies. Mr. Strachman has contributed to publications such as the New York Post and the Financial Times, and is the author of the first edition of Getting Started in Hedge Funds, Essential Stock Picking Strategies, and Julian Robertson: A Tiger in the Land of Bulls and Bears, all published by Wiley.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

Introduction: Why Hedge Funds?

Chapter 1: Hedge Fund Basics.

The Near Collapse of Long-Term Capital Management.

A Brief History of Hedge Funds.

The Current State of the Hedge Fund Industry.

Alfred Winslow Jones—The Original Hedge Fund Manager.

Chapter 2: How Hedge Funds Operate.

Starting a Hedge Fund.

Hedge Fund Regulations and Structures.

How Hedge Funds Use Leverage.

Patriarchs of the Hedge Fund World.

Hedge Funds Take All the Heat.

George Soros—The World’s Greatest Investor.

Chapter 3: The Managers.

Judy Finger and Doug Topkis—Haystack Capital LP.

David Taylor and Mike Williams—Cover Asset Management LLC.

Paul Reiferson and Jeff Lopatin—Americus Partners LP.

Guy Wyser-Pratte—Wyser-Pratte.

Bill Michaelcheck—Mariner Investment Group.

Nancy Havens-Hasty—Havens Advisors LLC.

Steve Cohen—SAC Capital.

Chapter 4: Hedge Fund Investing.

An Investment Adviser.

An Institutional Investor.

Third-Party Marketers.

An Individual Investor.

A Consulting Firm.

A Manager of Managers.

Conclusion.

Appendix.

Hedge Fund Strategies.

Glossary.

Notes.

Index.

What People are Saying About This

Beth Piskora

Getting Started in Hedge Funds is a fascinating book about one of Wall Street's most fascinating subjects.
— (New York Post Business Columnist Beth Piskora)

L. Michael Cacace

This book should be required reading for who anyone who invests in hedge funds.
— (L. Michael Cacace, senior editor, Fortune Magazine)

Michael Steinhardt

A worthwhile and thoughtful book on what is now considered to be a growth industry.
— (Michael Steinhardt, Steinhardt Management)

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