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Visual Guide to Hedge Funds

Visual Guide to Hedge Funds

Richard C. Wilson

ISBN: 978-1-118-27837-6

Mar 2014

224 pages

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Vivid graphics make hedge funds, how they work and how to invest in them, accessible for investors and finance professionals

Despite the recent wave of scandals related to the hedge fund industry, interest in hedge funds as a relatively safe alternative investment remains high. Yet details about how the industry operates and the strategies employed by different types of hedge funds is hard to come by. With increasing calls from lawmakers and the media for industry reform, it is incumbent upon finance professionals and high-net-worth individuals to take a good look before leaping into hedge funds. That's where the Bloomberg Visual Guide to Hedge Funds comes in. It provides a graphically rich, comprehensive overview of the industry and its practitioners, zeroing in on how different types of hedge funds work.

  • Based on extensive interviews with hedge fund managers, analysts and other industry experts, the book provides a detailed look at the industry and how it works
  • Outlines investment strategies employed by both long and short hedge funds, as well as global macro strategies
  • Arms you with need-to-know tips, tools and techniques for success with all hedge fund investment strategies
  • Provides a highly visual presentation with an emphasis on graphics and professional applications
  • Real-life examples take you inside how hedge funds illustrating how they operate, who manages them and who invests in them

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How to Use This Book vii

Introduction ix

Chapter 1: Hedge Fund Daily Operations 1

Chapter 2: The Hedge Fund Life Cycle: From Startup to Titan 11

Chapter 3: Hedge Fund Investors 23

Chapter 4: Hedge Fund Capital Raising 31

Chapter 5: Long/Short Equity Strategy 41

Chapter 6: Global Macro Strategy 55

Chapter 7: Event-Driven Strategy 71

Chapter 8: Fixed-Income Strategy 77

Chapter 9: Convertible-Arbitrage Strategy 107

Chapter 10: Quantitative and Algorithmic Trading Strategies 115

Chapter 11: Managed Futures 133

Chapter 12: Credit-and Asset-Based Lending 155

Chapter 13: Multi-Strategy Hedge Funds 171

Chapter 14: Fund of Hedge Funds 179

Appendix A: Bloomberg Functionality Cheat Sheet 199

Appendix B: Answers to Test-Yourself Quizzes 201

References 205

About the Author 207

Index 209