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Understanding Hedge Funds : Personal Finance & Investment - Scott Frush

Understanding Hedge Funds

Personal Finance & Investment

Paperback Published: 12th January 2007
ISBN: 9780071485937
Number Of Pages: 208

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Capitalize on the Opportunities Hedge Funds Offer for Increased Investment Returns and Reduced Risk

"Understanding Hedge Funds" is a clear, direct guide to the nature and use of hedge funds. This concise resource demystifies the different types of hedge funds, weighs the opportunities and risks, and helps you determine which ones are best for you.

Writing in an informal, user-friendly style, financial expert Scott Frush answers any question you may have about these largely unregulated investments. Avoiding complex mathematics, he presents an overview of the hedge fund market...describes the place of hedge funds in the global financial system...explains how to pick a hedge fund manager... and shows you how to avoid common mistakes and misconceptions.

With this wealth-building resource you'll be to: Learn the advantages and disadvantages of hedge funds vs. mutual funds Discover strategies for low, moderate, and high-risk investing Learn about the role of hedge funds in asset allocation Explore important legal and regulatory issues impacting hedge funds Utilize the author's valuable hedge fund checklist and toolkit

Introduction : gaining the investment hEdge
Hedge funds explained : a primer and tutorial on the key essentialsp. 3
History and merits of hedge funds : the quest for performance Nirvanap. 31
Risk, return, and asset allocation : considerations for hedge fund investingp. 47
Battle for portfolio performance : hedge funds vs. mutual fundsp. 65
Tactics and techniques : common practices of hedge fund managersp. 83
Tactical hedge funds : going for the gold with directional price strategiesp. 91
Event-driven hedge funds : strategies that target opportunistic situationsp. 103
Relative value hedge funds : arbitrage strategies for reducing portfolio riskp. 111
Hybrid hedge funds : a balanced style with fund of hedge funds and multi-strategyp. 119
Hedge fund challenges : demystifying the unique legal and regulatory constraintsp. 131
Evaluating hedge funds : screening and assessing performance, risk, fees, and taxesp. 141
Hedge fund investing : the long and the short of making the initial investmentp. 157
Monitoring hedge funds : due diligence and performance benchmarking after the initial investmentp. 169
Self-manage strategy : trading techniques to manage your portfolio like a hedge fundp. 185
Top ten defining characteristics : hedge funds under the microscopep. 193
Future of hedge funds : perspectives, outlook, and developing trendsp. 201
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ISBN: 9780071485937
ISBN-10: 0071485937
Series: Personal Finance & Investment
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 12th January 2007
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.9  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.28
Edition Number: 1

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