Hedge Fund Investing: A Practical Approach to Understanding Investor Motivation, Manager Profits, and Fund Performance

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9781118281222: Hedge Fund Investing: A Practical Approach to Understanding Investor Motivation, Manager Profits, and Fund Performance

The most up-to-date look at how to understand, and invest in, hedge funds

A new updated set of end of chapter problems and test bank questions is now available for the first edition. This material now includes a selection of supplemental problems and test bank questions specifically related to portfolio financing tools and techniques.

Hedge funds are an essential part of the alternative investing arena, and will continue to be so for the foreseeable future. It's important that those investing, or thinking about investing, with hedge funds know exactly what they are about. That's why Kevin Mirabile—a financial professional with over twenty years of business development, regulatory, financing, trading, and sales experience in the hedge fund sector—has created Understanding Hedge Fund Investing.

Page-by-page, this reliable resource offers valuable insights into one of the most competitive parts of the investment world. Along the way, you'll become familiar with the evolution of hedge funds and their structure as well as discover what types of individuals and institutions invest using hedge funds. Mirable also takes the time to examine the risks of investing in hedge funds and talks about hedge fund financial statements and taxation.

  • Provides complete coverage of this important investment vehicle, from its different types of investing strategies and styles to what it takes to be a hedge fund manager
  • Multiple-choice questions follow each chapter to assess your comprehension of the topics covered
  • A companion Website contains portfolio models that can be uploaded for use as well as supplementary material that allows you to learn in a hands-on fashion long after closing the book

Hedge funds offer investors opportunities that aren't usually found elsewhere. But to benefit from them, you first must understand them. This book has the information you need to succeed at this difficult endeavor.

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Hedge funds are an essential part of the alternative investing arena and will continue to be so for the foreseeable future. Their ability to utilize the widest possible tool set in order to address the markets, generate a return, and protect principal are just some of the features that make this vehicle so attractive.

Nobody understands this better than author Kevin Mirabile. And now, with Hedge Fund Investing, he shares his twenty-plus years of experience—in which he provided services to, traded with, lent to, and invested in hedge funds—with you.

Written in a straightforward and accessible style, this reliable guide provides a holistic view of hedge fund investing for first time investors, practitioners dealing with hedge funds as clients or counterparties, as well as for students aspiring to learn how the sector operates from both a theoretical and practical perspective. Divided into three comprehensive parts, it effectively:

  • Offers an informative overview of hedge funds, including who invests in them and why, industry trends and market characteristics, and much more
  • Details several of the most prominent hedge fund investing strategies in detail, from global macro and long/short equity to fixed income relative value, credit arbitrage, and convertible arbitrage
  • Explores the nature of absolute, relative, and risk-adjusted performance measures; fund terms and environmental conditions that motivate behavior and influence performance; due diligence on specific managers and funds; and the roles of service providers

Each chapter of Hedge Fund Investing has its own individual learning objectives, illustrations, and concludes with some thought provoking discussion questions and problems—to help you review the key concepts and definitions covered. The book also comes with a unique downloadable Test Bank.

If you're looking to objectively assess the opportunities that hedge funds offer and understand the risks associated with this exciting asset class, look no further than Hedge Fund Investing.

A new updated set of end of chapter problems and test bank questions is now available for the first edition. This material now includes a selection of supplemental problems and test bank questions specifically related to portfolio financing tools and techniques.

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Praise for Hedge Fund Investing

"Kevin has compiled the new bible on alternative investments. He uncovers and examines the truth based on his vast experience. A rare must-read for any student or professional who needs a deep understanding on how hedge funds and their investors operate."
—Ron Suber, Managing Director, Head of Global Sales Wells Fargo Prime Services, LLC

Written with a wide array of people in mind, from practitioners dealing with hedge funds as clients or counterparties to investors looking for an accessible guide to the nuts and bolts of hedge fund investing, this reliable resource puts this product and market in perspective.

Divided into three comprehensive parts, the book opens with an informative overview of basic hedge fund concepts and market characteristics, including who invests in them and why. From here, it moves on to explain the individual strategies—from global macro to convertible arbitrage—used by hedge fund managers, examining the types of trades, organizational structure, and portfolio construction features associated with them. Rounding out this detailed discussion, Hedge Fund Investing looks at how to evaluate and analyze individual managers and funds, including suggested approaches to performing due diligence on any one fund.

Hedge funds are an asset class that offer opportunities, which aren't usually found elsewhere. But to benefit from them, you first must understand them. This book has the information you need to succeed at this difficult endeavor.

A new updated set of end of chapter problems and test bank questions is now available for the first edition. This material now includes a selection of supplemental problems and test bank questions specifically related to portfolio financing tools and techniques.

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