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Hedge Funds – Investing
In this course we describe the benefits and shortfalls of various measurements of risk and return and highlight the way in which an investor can examine alternative opportunities. We look at how it is possible to separate measurements of return which are “skill-based” from those due to overall market movements and how a potential investor can distinguish between “good” and “bad” hedge fund investments.
On completion of this course, you will be able to:
• Compare the performance of hedge funds to other asset classes
• Identify the key measures of hedge fund risk
• Recognize the issues involved in evaluating hedge funds
Topic 1: Hedge Fund Performance
• Hedge Funds vs. Other Asset Classes
• Downside Protection
• Negative Compounding
• Efficient Markets
• Searching for Skill in Investing
• A Zero Sum Game?
• Pure Alpha
• Dead Weight
Topic 2: Hedge Fund Risk
• What is Risk?
• Risk Ratios
• Sharpe Ratio
• Other Risk Ratios
o Legal Structure
o Fee Structure
o Derivatives & Leverage
• Skewness & Kurtosis
• Biases Skewing the Data
Topic 3: Evaluating Hedge Funds
• Problems of Quantitative Analysis
• Maximum Drawdown
• Calculating Alpha
• Is Leverage Risky?
• Investment Style, Style Drift, & Adaptability
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Hedge Funds – Strategies
These hedge fund investing styles are the subject of this course. It examines the key differences between such styles in terms of market exposure, required leverage, correlation to major markets, and gives a description of the key categories. It also briefly examines the topic of hedge fund factor analysis and replication.
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