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Hedge Funds – Strategies

Hedge funds exist to make money from investing – anywhere. This leads to numerous different and ever-evolving investing styles. 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.

  • OBJECTIVES

    On completion of this course, you will be able to:

    Recognize how hedge fund returns are related to market movements

    Classify the major hedge fund investment styles (such as relative value trading, event-driven strategies, and directional trading) and their different characteristics, market exposure, and leverage requirements

  • COURSE OUTLINE

    Topic 1: Hedge Fund Strategies & Performance

    Hedge Fund Strategies & Market Correlation

    Hedge Fund Strategies Compared

    Why Different Strategies Matter

    Multi-Strategy Hedge Funds

    Topic 2: Relative Value Trading

    Overview of Relative Value Trading

    Arbitrage & Hedge Fund Styles

    Equity Market Neutral (EMN)

    Fixed Income Arbitrage

    Convertible Arbitrage

    Topic 3: Event Driven Strategies

    Overview of Event Driven Arbitrage

    Merger Arbitrage (Risk Arbitrage)

    Distressed Securities

    Topic 4: Directional Strategies

    Overview of Directional Strategies

    Global Macro

    Short Bias

    Long/Short Equity

    Emerging Markets

    Topic 5: Other Hedge Fund Strategies

    Managed Funds

    Funds of Hedge Funds

    130/30 Strategies

    Hedge Fund Replication

  • PREREQUISITE KNOWLEDGE

  • ESTIMATED COMPLETED TIME

    60 Minutes

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