Hedge Funds Demystified by Scott Frush

By Scott Frush

The way to hedge your bets and revenue huge from HEDGE FUNDSHearing much approximately hedge money in recent years yet think like you are within the weeds by way of realizing how they paintings? study all approximately those hugely ecocnomic and mostly unregulated cash in Hedge cash Demystified.Financial specialist Scott Frush first explains the fundamentals of hedge money and the way they're diverse from mutual cash. He then provide you with equipment for comparing hedge money, options for low-, moderate-, and high-risk making an investment, and the stairs you must take to include hedge money into your portfolio. that includes end-of-chapter quizzes and a last examination, this easy consultant provides the interior area for making an investment in hedge money. This quickly and straightforward consultant offers:Explanations of the hazards and advantages of hedge fundsCoverage of event-driven, tactical, relative-value, and hybrid hedge fundsTips for comparing hedge money and development your portfolioStrategies for choosing the precise managerA evaluation of administration instruments and strategies together with promoting brief, applying leverage, and buying and selling derivativesSimple adequate for a beginner yet in-depth adequate for a pro investor, Hedge money Demystified is your shortcut to capitalizing on those ecocnomic money.

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Assets under management by strategy Strategy % of All Funds Selling Short Equity Hedge Event-Driven Macrocentric Managed Futures Distressed Securities Convertible Arbitrage Sector Specific Emerging Markets Fixed-Income Arbitrage Equity Market Neutral Merger Arbitrage 29% 19% 13% 11% 6% 5% 5% 4% 3% 3% 2% 1% Market Timing 0% Unlike other hedge funds, funds of funds managers do not make direct investments in securities. Rather, they invest in two or more stand-alone hedge funds. The primary decisions each fund of funds manager must make involves risk management, market analysis and direction, appropriate hedge fund strategies, and selecting hedge funds that are expected to generate attractive absolute returns.

5 percent b. 20 percent c. 50 percent d. 70 percent 4. What percent of hedge funds have existed for more than 10 years? a. 10 percent b. 25 percent c. 40 percent d. 65 percent 5. Which island nation is the leading choice for hedge fund startups? a. British Virgin Islands b. Cayman Islands c. Ireland d. Bahamas 6. The typical hedge fund structure consists of hedge fund managers, considered the general partners, and investors, considered the ___________ partners. a. Mutual b. General II Getting Started in Hedge Funds c.

Strategy whereby the hedge fund manager invests in securities that are selling at discounts to their estimated values as a result of being out of favor or being relatively unknown in the investment community. • Merger arbitrage. Strategy whereby the hedge fund manager invests in merger-related situations where there are unique opportunities for profit. • Opportunistic events. Strategy whereby the hedge fund manager invests in securities given short-term event-driven situations considered to offer temporary profitable opportunities.

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