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Fund of Funds Investing: A Roadmap to Portfolio Diversification

ISBN: 978-0-470-25876-7
212 pages
December 2009
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Valuable guidance on fund of funds investing

While capital markets have become more complex, investors are still looking to increase portfolio performance without increasing risk. Fund of funds investing is one such avenue to pursue. This practical guide provides you with the tools needed to understand and evaluate your investments in this often opaque area of finance. In Fund of Funds Investing, hedge fund expert Daniel Strachman and fund of funds manager Richard Bookbinder offer valuable insights into this world through an industry overview and review of essential issues including due diligence, risk and portfolio management, and multi-strategy funds.

  • Outlines strategies that will help you invest directly in a wide range of hedge funds
  • Other titles by Strachman: The Fundamentals of Hedge Fund Management, Essential Stock Picking Strategies, The Long and Short of Hedge Funds, Julian Robertson, and Getting Started in Hedge Funds, Second Edition
  • Based on extensive interviews by the authors as well as their experiences in this field

Funds of Funds Investing is an important guide to one of the most misunderstood areas of modern finance.

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Acknowledgements.

Introduction.

Chapter 1 On the Road.

Chapter 2 A Hedge Fund is What?

Chapter 3 How Large Is the Market?

Chapter 4 Hedge Fund Investing.

Chapter 5 Understanding Alternative Investing Is Both Math and Science.

Chapter 6 Why Fund of Funds Work.

Chapter 7 Understanding Risk and the Need for Due Diligence.

Chapter 8 Redemption.

Chapter 9 Fees.

Chapter10 Leverage Facilities and Risk Management.

Chapter 11 Recent Lessons Learned and Current Trends.

Chapter 12 New Products.

Chapter 13 Multi-Strategy Funds versus Hedge Fund of Funds.

Chapter 14 How Fund of Funds Source Managers.

Chapter 15 Conclusion.

Epilogue: Turning Point. 

Appendix.

Glossary.

Notes. 

Index.

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Daniel Strachman has been working on Wall Street for more than fifteen years, providing services and advice to individuals and institutions. He is also editor of the blog, HedgeAnswers.com, which offers commentary and insight into the hedge fund industry. Strachman has worked in product development, marketing, and sales focused around the money management industry. He is author of The Long and Short of Hedge Funds, The Fundamentals of Hedge Fund Management, the first and second editions 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.

Richard Bookbinder formed Bookbinder Capital Management LLC in the spring of 1999 and is actively involved in all aspects of business operations including fund management, portfolio allocation, and manager research. He also acts as a sub-advisor to investors seeking customized hedge fund of funds portfolios. In 2009, Bookbinder launched TerraVerde Capital Management, a fund of funds that invests in managers who aim to reduce the world's carbon footprint.

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