Hedge Funds

Hedge Funds

Insights in Performance Measurement, Risk Analysis, and Portfolio Allocation

Book - 2005
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Whether already experienced with hedge funds or just thinking about investing in them, readers need a firm understanding of this unique investment vehicle in order to achieve maximum success. Hedge Funds unites over thirty of the top practitioners and academics in the hedge fund industry to provide readers with the latest findings in this field. Their analysis deals with a variety of topics, from new methods of performance evaluation to portfolio allocation and risk/return matters. Although some of the information is technical in nature, an understanding and applicability of the results as well as theoretical developments are stressed. Filled with in-depth insight and expert advice, Hedge Funds helps readers make the most of this flexible investment vehicle.

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In this collection of 29 extended articles, contributors describe both qualitative and quantitative aspects of hedge funds as it enters a more mature stage by examining portfolio allocation, management, statistical properties, and special classes. Although many of the articles are technical, all take into consideration the fact that hedge funds are a dark science to even some of the most experienced investors, so topics include integrating hedge funds into the individual and institutional traditional portfolio, analyzing style drifts, using synthetic desirability indices, designing a long-term wealth management strategy, investing through multimerger vehicles, using a calendar-time approach, analyzing efficiency, understanding volatility regimes and risks, skewing diversification, and optimizing portfolios. The special classes of hedge funds described include stale pricing issues and structured products on "fund of fund" underlyings. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., [2005]
Copyright Date: ©2005
ISBN: 9780471737438
Branch Call Number: 332.6452 HEDGE
Characteristics: xxx, 653 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Gregoriou, Greg N. 1956-


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