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Hedge Funds: A Resource for Investors

Hedge Funds: A Resource for Investors

Simone Borla, Denis Masetti

ISBN: 978-0-470-85095-4

Mar 2003

128 pages

Select type: Paperback

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Hedge funds are one of the fastest growing investment products, yet there is little information available to guide investors through this highly attractive financial instrument. In Hedge Funds: A Resource for Investors, the authors provide an accessible guide to assist investors in their portfolio management decisions, covering the operators, products and various hedge fund strategies available.

Written by two highly experienced players of the hedge fund industry, the authors describe the current trends and key recent events in this shift to alternative investments, which are characterised by an excellent risk return profile and low correlation with traditional investments. Hedge Funds: A Resource for Investors is a must-have guide for fund managers, portfolio managers and private investors.
About the Authors.

A Word of Thanks.


1. Hedge Funds and Alternative Investments in Europe.

The Birth of Hedge Funds.

Hedge Funds.

Main Characteristics of the Industry.

Hedge Fund Strategies.

2. Hedge Fund Advantages and Opportunities.

Advantages of Hedge Funds for Institutional Clients: Elements of Portfolio Selection.

Advantages of Hedge Funds for Private Clients: Second Generation Funds of Funds and Structured Products.

New Prospects for Hedge Funds: Insurance Policies and Pension Funds.

Hedge Funds and Mutual Funds.

Market Potential.

3. The European Market.

Marketing Opportunities—The Reasons for the Boom.

Market Opportunities, Laws and Fiscal Considerations in the Major European Countries.

The Major European Countries.

Offshore Domiciles for Hedge Funds.

Future Prospects.

4. Information in the World of Hedge Funds.

Associations and Organisations.


Research Web Sites.

Information Sites.

Hedge Fun d Indices.



"…if you are contemplating the idea of hedge funds, the book will prove to be an interesting read…" (Portfolio International, April 2003)