Winning With Liquid Alternatives: How to Achieve Your Financial Goals by Investing in '40 Act Alternative Mutual Funds

Winning With Liquid Alternatives: How to Achieve Your Financial Goals by Investing in '40 Act Alternative Mutual Funds

by Norman Mains

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071830690
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 05/23/2014
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

NORMAN E. MAINS, PhD, is managing director, head of New Product Innovation, and chief risk officer at Forward, a San Francisco-headquartered money management firm that is an industry leader in the origination,
structuring, and managing of '40 Act alternative mutual funds.


Table of Contents

Preface vii

Acknowledgments xvii

1 Liquid Alternatives: A New Breed Emerges 1

2 The Strengths and Weaknesses of Liquid Alternatives 25

3 How Do '40 Act Alternative Mutual Funds Make Money for Their Investors 43

4 Adding the Power of Alternatives to Your Portfolio 71

5 Hedge Fund Performance: How Good Has It Been? 83

6 Managed Futures: Another Useful Vehicle in the Toolbox 95

7 Performance History of Liquid Alternatives 113

8 Active versus Passive Mutual Funds: The Debate Continues 135

9 Role of Asset Allocation 153

10 Assessing Liquid Alternative Expense Ratios 167

11 Getting Started 179

Endnote 189

Index 197

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