Hedge Funds

City University London
En Islington (Inglaterra)

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Hedge Funds Build your knowledge of Hedge Funds and gain the strategic perspective and real-world analysis to meet the mounting demands asked of global Hedge Fund managers in this focussed two-day programme.

Fast facts Dates Duration Fee Faculty 8-9 May 2017          2 Days £1,995 (No VAT is charged)
Includes all meals, refreshments and programme materials Dr Nick MotsonFrom our facultyProgramme overview

Hedge Funds are critical components of modern capital markets, but are often only vaguely understood by professionals and the public alike. Every day brings news about or affecting hedge funds. The last two decades has seen a dramatic increase in investor interest in alternative investments and chief amongst these have been hedge funds. The purpose of this programme is to provide an in-depth study of the hedge fund industry structure and the strategies that funds use to generate returns.

Programme focus and structure

The programme begins with issues of industrial structure, ultimately investigating why the hedge fund industry has come to look the way it does. Coverage then proceeds through an exhaustive study of the ten major hedge fund strategies, paying particular attention to the risks underlying these strategies. You will be introduced to the key issues involved in constructing portfolios of hedge funds as well as issues that one faces when incorporating hedge funds into a traditional portfolio. For all topics you will be provided with both the academic and practitioner perspectives.

Who is the programme for?

Participants are high-calibre senior and rising executives and can be from a wide range of industries and sectors. Executives who are, or are about to become involved with hedge funds will benefit from attending. Typically, participants have a range of job roles, including portfolio managers and support personnel, family office personnel, wealth managers, investors, private bankers and financial advisors.

Programme benefits
  • Gain a deep understanding of the global market for hedge funds
  • Become fluent in the structure of hedge funds
  • Evaluate and compare the investment strategies of hedge funds
  • Develop an understanding of hedge fund diversification and what to expect when investing in portfolios of hedge funds or funds of funds
  • Assess the shortcomings of standard performance measurement tools such as the Sharpe Ratio and Mean-Variance analysis when applied to hedge funds