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Understanding Hedge Funds

Training : Understanding Hedge Funds

Tue, 05/10/2010   for 2 Days
Conducted by : FinTuition
Contact : Zafira Jeetoo
Duration : 2 Days
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Course Director : Ian Morley

Course Content:
This course explains what hedge funds are, the different types of funds, who invests in them and why post the Madoff case.
What's changed? The various hedge fund styles are briefly outlined with case studies and exercises to reinforce the principal concepts. This a great opportunity to get to grips with the key legal, tax, regulatory and accounting issues affecting hedge funds together with the elements essential to effective hedge fund administration in today’s market.

Course Content:
» Definitions and history of hedge funds
» Characteristics and failures
» Growth trends - who is creating hedge funds?
» Who is investing in hedge funds?
» Onshore/Offshore
» Effect of size, performance fees and lock up periods
» Transparency, performance and measurement
» Benefits of investing in hedge funds and alternative investments
» The hedge fund food chain
» The due diligence process
» Quantitative, qualitative and operational
» Obvious mistakes: Trade off between process and experience
» The sectors and styles of the market
» Learning from the past: Case of long-term capital Management
» Asset allocation process
» Dealing with risk & returns
» Hedge Fund Indices
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Hedgeweek Special Report: Hedge Fund Administration

Hedge Fund Administration 2015

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Mergers and acquisitions in recent years have changed the face of hedge fund administration. Big custodial banks are likely to dominate the HFA space in years to come, forming one part of a barbell with a number of well-run, well-capitalised independent HFAs on the other end. This report examines the implications for both hedge funds and their administrators... »

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