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Handbook of Hedge Funds

Handbook of Hedge Funds

François-Serge Lhabitant

ISBN: 978-1-119-99524-1

Mar 2011

654 pages

$152.99

Description

A comprehensive guide to the burgeoning hedge fund industry

Intended as a comprehensive reference for investors and fund and portfolio managers, Handbook of Hedge Funds combines new material with updated information from Francois-Serge L’habitant’s two other successful hedge fund books. This book features up-to-date regulatory and historical information, new case studies and trade examples, detailed analyses of investment strategies, discussions of hedge fund indices and databases, and tips on portfolio construction.

Francois-Serge L’habitant (Geneva, Switzerland) is the Head of Investment Research at Kedge Capital. He is Professor of Finance at the University of Lausanne and at EDHEC Business School, as well as the author of five books, including Hedge Funds: Quantitative Insights (0-470-85667-X) and Hedge Funds: Myths & Limits (0-470-84477-9), both from Wiley.

Foreword by Mark Anson.

1 Introduction.

PART I HEDGE FUND OVERVIEW.

2 History Revisited.

3 Legal Environment.

4 Operational and Organizational Structures.

5 Understanding the Tools Used by Hedge Funds.

PART II HEDGE FUND STRATEGIES AND TRADE EXAMPLES.

6 Introduction.

7 Long/Short Equity Strategies.

 8 Dedicated Short.

9 Equity Market Neutral.

10 Distressed Securities.

11 Merger Arbitrage.

12 Convertible Arbitrage.

13 Fixed Income Arbitrage.

14 Emerging Markets.

15 Global Macro.

16 Managed Futures and Commodity Trading Advisors (CTAs).

17 A Smorgasbord of Other Strategies.

PART III MEASURING RETURNS, RISKS AND PERFORMANCE.

18 Measuring Net Asset Values and Returns.

19 Return Statistics and Risk.

20 Risk-Adjusted Performance Measures.

21 Databases, Indices and Benchmarks.

PART IV INVESTING IN HEDGE FUNDS.

22 Introduction.

23 Revisiting the Benefits and Risks of Hedge Fund Investing.

24 Asset Allocation and Hedge Funds.

25 Hedge Fund Selection: A Route Through the Maze.

26 Funds of Hedge Funds.

27 Structured Products on Hedge Funds.

28 Conclusions.

Bibliography.

Index.