The hedge fund industry has grown at a staggering pace in the last decade, from just a few hundred funds in the early 1900’s to somewhere in the access of 10,000 today. In 2008, the industry faced one if its worse years with poor returns and major outflows. However 2009 and 2010 saw a dramatic return to form with assets under management returning to pre-crisis levels of around $2 trillion.
The hedge fund value proposition is to produce high returns with low volatility, low correlation and low probability of losses. Sounds too good to be true? Well, many funds are able to achieve this, but how? There is no such thing as a standard Hedge Fund, but in this class we will look at the strategies that Hedge Funds employ and how they enable to make positive returns.
– A brief history of the industry
– Hedge Funds, the main players and their interactions
– The current environment and the challenges ahead; regulations and their impact
– Investing in Hedge Funds
– The value proposition Equity long/shot
– Equity Market Neutral
– Event Driven
– Convertible Arbitrage Relative Value Global Macro
WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE?
This is a general interest course for those either new to working with Hedge Funds or those who require further knowledge in the industry
These courses are included in this module
INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL MARKETS
Untangle the language and purpose of the financial markets and to enable students to decide the direction of their future studies/careerGET STARTED
Students will get an understanding of the industry and how to assess one fund versus another. Demystifying the language that is used – alpha and beta, active and passive.LEARN MORE
STATISTICS FOR MARKETS
Achieve an understanding based on practical examples, of the applications if statistics in finance, investment and risk management.LEARN MORE
ECONOMICS FOR MARKETS
Understand and examine the recent trends that the industry has gone through, how does it currently look, and what does the future hold for this often misunderstood investment class.LEARN MORE
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