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Hedge funds of funds : a guide for investors

Author: C M Jones
Publisher: Chichester, England ; Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, ©2007.
Series: Wiley finance series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Hedge Funds of Funds: A Guide for Investors is a comprehensive guide to investing in hedge funds of funds. Written by an experienced practitioner in clear, concise and jargon free language, this  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: C M Jones
ISBN: 9780470062050 0470062053
OCLC Number: 173809129
Description: xiii, 274 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Preface. Acknowledgements. PART I: AN INTRODUCTION TO HEDGE FUNDS AND HEDGE FUNDS OF FUNDS. 1 Introduction. 1.1 About this book. 1.2 Overview. 1.3 What are hedge funds? 1.4 How do hedge funds generate absolute returns? 1.5 Who invests in hedge funds? 1.6 Where's the catch? 1.7 What are hedge funds of funds? 1.8 The growth of hedge funds. 1.9 Conclusion. 1.10 Glossary for Chapter 1. 1.11 Summary of ideas for Chapter 1. 2 Hedge Fund Strategies. 2.1 Overview. 2.2 Equity Long/Short. 2.3 Event Driven and Distressed investing. 2.4 Relative Value and Arbitrage Strategies. 2.5 Trading and Macro strategies. 2.6 Summary. 2.7 Glossary for Chapter 2. 2.8 Summary of ideas for Chapter 2. 3 The Benefits and Risks of Investing in Hedge Funds. 3.1 Overview. 3.2 The benefits of investing with hedge funds. 3.3 The rationale for hedge fund returns. 3.4 Hedge fund strategies and the nature of hedge fund returns. 3.5 The downsides of investing in hedge funds. 3.6 Summary. 3.7 Glossary for Chapter 3. 3.8 Summary of ideas for Chapter 3. 4 Investing in Hedge Funds Through a Hedge Fund of Funds. 4.1 Overview. 4.2 What do hedge funds of funds do? 4.3 The role of the hedge fund of funds manager. 4.4 Hedge fund of funds vs direct investment: Benefits and downsides. 4.5 Hedge fund of funds vs multi-strategy hedge funds. 4.6 Summary and conclusion of Part I. 4.7 Glossary for Chapter 4. 4.8 Summary of ideas for Chapter 4. PART II: HEDGE FUNDS OF FUNDS IN ACTION. 5 Core Functions and Capabilities of Hedge Funds of Funds. 5.1 Overview. 5.2 Hedge fund of funds core functions. 5.3 Hedge funds of funds core personnel. 5.4 Summary. 5.5 Summary of ideas for Chapter 5. 6 The Hedge Funds of Funds Investment Process. 6.1 Overview. 6.2 Strategy analysis and allocation. 6.3 Sourcing and capacity negotiation. 6.4 Quantitative analysis and filtering. 6.5 Qualitative analysis. 6.6 Referencing and operational due diligence. 6.7 Portfolio construction for hedge funds of funds. 6.8 Critical analysis and the decision process. 6.9 Summary. 6.10 Summary of ideas for Chapter 6. 7 The Hedge Funds of Funds Risk, Monitoring and Portfolio Management Processes. 7.1 Overview - Risk and hedge funds. 7.2 Risk management methodology within hedge funds. 7.3 Assessing the risk management process of hedge funds. 7.4 Risk management within hedge funds of funds. 7.5 Ongoing monitoring and portfolio management. 7.6 Summary. 7.7 Summary of ideas for Chapter 7. 8 An Example of a Hedge Fund of Funds' Investment Report. 8.1 Overview. 8.2 The Report. 8.3 Summary. 8.4 Summary of ideas for Chapter 8. PART III: EVALUATING, SELECTING AND INVESTING IN HEDGE FUNDS OF FUNDS. 9 Assessing Hedge Funds of Funds. 9.1 Overview. 9.2 Investment process. 9.3 Risk management, portfolio management and monitoring. 9.4 Track record analysis. 9.5 The hedge fund of funds team. 9.6 Operational aspects of hedge funds of funds. 9.7 Summary. 9.8 Summary of ideas for Chapter 9. 10 Designing the Investment Process. 10.1 Overview. 10.2 Designing the selection and investment processes. 10.3 Some tips for meeting with hedge funds of funds. 10.4 Summary. 10.5 Summary of ideas for Chapter 10. 11 Investment and Monitoring. 11.1 Overview. 11.2 Investing in a hedge fund of funds. 11.3 Benchmarking and monitoring. 11.4 Summary. 11.5 Summary of ideas for Chapter 11. 12 A Sample Hedge Fund of Funds Investment Report. 12.1 Overview. 12.2 The Report. 12.3 Summary. 12.4 Summary of ideas for Chapter 12. PART IV: FURTHER TOPICS IN HEDGE AND FUNDS OF FUNDS. 13 Structured Products, Portable Alpha and Liability Driven Investment. 13.1 Overview of Part IV. 13.2 Chapter overview. 13.3 Structured products. 13.4 Portable alpha. 13.5 Liability driven investments. 13.6 Summary. 13.7 Summary of ideas for Chapter 13. 14 Hedge Fund Indices and Replication. 14.1 Overview. 14.2 Hedge fund indices. 14.3 Hedge fund replication. 14.4 Summary. 14.5 Summary of ideas for Chapter 14. 15 The Leading Edge: Recent Innovations in the Hedge Fund of Funds World. 15.1 Overview. 15.2 Hedge fund returns. 15.3 Hedge fund indexation and replication. 15.4 Hedge fund structures and structured products. 15.5 Hedge fund risk. 15.6 Other hedge fund work. 15.7 Summary. 15.8 Summary of ideas for Chapter 15. 16 Conclusion. References. Glossary. Index.
Series Title: Wiley finance series.
Responsibility: Chris Jones.
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