The dismal truth about hedge funds and how investors can get a greater share of the profits Shocking but true: if all the money that's ever been invested in hedge funds had been in treasury bills, the results would have been twice as good. Although hedge fund managers have earned some great fortunes, investors as a group have done quite poorly, particularly in recent years. Plagued by high fees, complex legal structures, poor disclosure, and return chasing, investors confront surprisingly meager results. Drawing on an insider's view of industry growth during the 1990s, a time when hedge fund investors did well in part because there were relatively few of them, The Hedge Fund Mirage chronicles the early days of hedge fund investing before institutions got into the game and goes on to describe the seeding business, a specialized area in which investors provide venture capital-type funding to promising but undiscovered hedge funds. Today's investors need to do better, and this book highlights the many subtle and not-so-subtle ways that the returns and risks are biased in favor of the hedge fund manager, and how investors and allocators can redress the imbalance. The surprising frequency of fraud, highlighted with several examples that the author was able to avoid through solid due diligence, industry contacts, and some luck Why new and emerging hedge fund managers are where generally better returns are to be found, because most capital invested is steered towards apparently safer but less profitable large, established funds rather than smaller managers that evoke the more profitable 1990s Hedge fund investors have had it hard in recent years, but The Hedge Fund Mirage is here to change that, by turning the tables on conventional wisdom and putting the hedge fund investor back on top.
Hedge Fund Due Diligence provides a step-by-step methodology that will allow you to recognize and avoid questionable hedge funds before its too late. Based on a framework that hedge fund investigative expert Randy Shain has refined over the course of his successful career, this book offers an overview of due diligence into hedge fund management, how information on managers can be obtained, and why this information is essential to your investment endeavors.
Financial legend Barton Biggs' fictional account of the hedge world and the broader workings of Wall Street Barton Biggs' latest book is an inspirational rags to riches story of drive and financial talent. Told through the eyes of a fictional insider, this engaging story provides a detailed look at the hedge fund business in the late 1990s and through the first decade of the twenty-first century. A Tale From the Hedge Fund World chronicles the life of a poor boy who ends up amassing more wealth than he ever thought possible. From studying Wall Street charts while sitting on the sidelines of football practice to realizing how so much money can be made in a short period of time, this book provides a bird's eye view of the inner workings of Wall Street and what it takes to make it there. Puts the word of hedge funds in perspective and reveals the competitive and lucrative nature of this field Other titles by Biggs: Hedgehogging and Wealth, War & Wisdom Also describes the bursting of the mortgage bubble and the great financial crisis that followed No one knows more about the hedge fund world of the past twenty years than Barton Biggs. His new fable offers an entertaining look at this field and those who aspire to excel within it.
A detailed look at how to fix the hedge fund industry The Future of Hedge Fund Investing spells out in refreshingly stark terms exactly how the industry let down its clients, and the changes needed to restore their confidence. Written by Monty Agarwal, the founder of Predator Capital Management, this insider's guide gives a full assessment of the business, including the advantages of hedge funds, their pitfalls, and, most importantly, how to avoid these missteps. The book begins by describing the hedge fund universe, which includes funds and fund of funds; fund regulators, major investors, and middlemen; and fee structures, incentives, and typical investment strategies. From here, Agarwal explores possible solutions and fixes as he touches upon several important issues within this field. Examines hedge funds' role in the 2008 market crisis and what can be learned from it Discusses the structural changes for fund of funds in areas including trading, diversification, risk management, and due diligence Provides guidance for investors to follow when interviewing hedge fund managers Whether you're a financial professional, a potential investor, or simply an interested reader, The Future of Hedge Fund Investing gives you a clear look at the state of hedge funds today as well as a picture of what the future may hold for them.
The tools and techniques needed to successfully launch and maintain a hedge fund In The Fundamentals of Hedge Fund Management, both budding and established hedge fund managers will learn the fundamentals of building and maintaining a successful hedge fund business. Strachman presents the facts in an accessible and easy-to-use format that will empower readers to create a lasting fund that provides significant income for years to come. The Fundamentals of Hedge Fund Management provides information on everything from picking a lawyer to creating a fund's documents to determining what markets attract investors. Readers will glean valuable information from real-life experiences (both negative and positive) that have shaped and continue to guide many of today's leading and most respected funds.
The long-awaited guide for modern hedge fund compliance program development Hedge Fund Compliance + Website provides straightforward, practical guidance toward developing a hedge fund compliance program, drawn from the author's experience training financial regulators, consulting with government entities, and analyzing hedge fund compliance structures across the globe. In-depth explanations of compliance principles are backed by illustrative case studies and examples. Highly in-demand templates of popular hedge fund compliance documentation provide actionable illustrations of key compliance policies. Designed to assist investors, fund managers, service providers, and compliance job seekers directly, this book describes the fundamental building blocks of the hedge fund compliance function. Compliance is one of the fastest growing areas in the hedge fund space. This reference book provides an essential foundation in modern hedge fund compliance, reflecting the recent changes of this dynamic field. Design and run a hedge fund compliance program Access templates of core compliance documentation and checklists Discover how investors can evaluate and monitor compliance programs Interviews with hedge fund compliance practitioners A steady stream of regulatory changes, combined with the enhanced enforcement efforts of regulators, ensure that hedge funds' compliance-related expenditures will continue to grow. While hedge fund compliance legislation continues to evolve globally, little practical guidance exists for those tasked with the boots-on-the-ground aspects of developing an actual compliance program to comply with best practices and regulatory guidance from leading hedge fund regulators including the US Securities and Exchange Commission, the National Futures Association, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the United Kingdom's Financial Conduct Authority. Hedge fund professionals and investors need a fundamental framework for establishing and evaluating an effective program, and when compliance is the issue, trial and error carries too much risk. Hedge Fund Compliance + Website provides clear guidance and practical tools to meet today's compliance professional needs.
Helpful, Accessible Guidance for Budding Hedge Funds So You Want to Start a Hedge Fund provides critical lessons and thoughtful insights to those trying to decipher the industry, as well as those seeking to invest in the next generation of high performers. This book foregoes the sensational, headline-grabbing stories about the few billionaire hedge fund managers to reach the top of the field. Instead, it focuses on the much more common travails of start-ups and small investment firms. The successes and failures of a talented group of competitive managers—all highly educated and well trained—show what it takes for managers and allocators to succeed. These accounts include lessons on funding, team development, strategy, performance, and allocation. The hedge fund industry is concentrated in the largest funds, and the big funds are getting bigger. In time, some of these funds will not survive their founders and large sums will get reallocated to a broader selection of different managers. This practical guide outlines the allocation process for fledgling funds, and demonstrates how allocators can avoid pitfalls in their investments. So You Want to Start a Hedge Fund also shows how to: Develop a sound strategy and raise the money you need Gain a real-world perspective about how allocators think and act Structure your team and investment process for success Recognize the patterns of successful start-ups The industry is approaching a significant crossroads. Aggregate growth is slowing and competition is shifting away from industry-wide growth, at the expense of traditional asset classes, to market share capture within the industry. So You Want to Start a Hedge Fund provides guidance for the little funds—the potential future leaders of the industry.
An innovative A to Z guide to the world of hedge funds The Long and Short of Hedge Funds presents readers with a unique look at these investment vehicles, the people who run them, and those who provide services to them. This book is a detailed guide of the industry and offers rare access to hedge fund managers and industry participants. The book provides the reader with a real education about hedge funds, gaining a firm understanding of the industry.
An accessible guide to effectively operating in the hedge fund arena Hedge funds are now in the news more than a thousand times a day and yet it is hard to find clear, factual information about how they operate, raise capital, and invest. The Hedge Fund Book provides real-world case studies of various hedge fund managers providing a solid foundation in specialized hedge fund knowledge for both financial professionals and those aspiring to enter this field. It provides an analysis of funds within different phases of their life cycles and investment processes, and examines each cycle in ways that would be informational for marketers as well as investors, bankers, and financial professionals who would like to learn more about day-to-day hedge fund operations Addresses everything you need to know about this popular segment of the financial industry within a case study format Each chapter contains several types of investment and situational analyses, insights and best practices along with a review and «test your knowledge section» Written by a successful hedge fund consultant and head of one of the largest hedge fund networking groups in the industry with more than 30,000 members This book is required reading for participants within the hedge fund industry's leading designation program, the CHP Designation If you're looking to gain a better understanding of hedge funds, look no further than The Hedge Fund Book.
The book on hedge fund basics, completely updated to reflect today’s post-crisis industry The hedge fund industry has been reeling in the wake of recent Ponzi schemes and insider trading scandals as well as the loss of billions of dollars in assets under management due to fund closures. Getting Started in Hedge Funds, Third Edition focuses on the current state of the industry; how hedge funds did or did not survive the subprime and subsequent credit crisis; and, what the future holds for investors. Getting Started in Hedge Funds, Third Edition also provides readers with a brief overview of the industry's history, and describes the inner-workings of these complex investment vehicles, including how to start a hedge fund, and what new regulations means for managers and investors. • Profiles 10 highly successful hedge fund managers • Addresses the Madoff scandal, as well as other lesser known Ponzi schemes, and analyzes the ripple effect felt throughout the industry as a result of these and other scandals Despite the performance of some of these funds in the last few years, hedge funds are here to stay. In this Third Edition, Getting Started in Hedge Funds, Strachman provides an updated «how-to» guide for investors interested in hedge funds in this era of «new normal.»
"James Altucher is scary smart, and also a font of great and original ideas. So it's no surprise that SuperCa$h is so much fun to read and so devilishly informative. It is equally full of 'holy cow!' moments and 'why-didn't-I-think-of-that?' moments. A true keeper." —Stephen J. Dubner, coauthor of Freakonomics «Altucher describes in easy-to-understand terms the strategies used by the smartest managers in the world—those who are running the hottest hedge funds—to show how they are making money today. SuperCa$h is a great primer for those who are looking to trade like the pros. And it helps that Altucher writes in a clear and fun style!» —John Mauldin, President of Millennium Wave Advisors, LLC, and author of Bull's Eye Investing As hedge funds have become more mainstream, some of their strategies are less capable of producing extraordinary returns. In response, hedge fund managers and other sophisticated investors have found new ways to turn cash into supercash. Examine these new ways with hedge fund manager James Altucher and supersize your returns.
A practical guide to strategies of hedge fund investing. Hedge fund expert Alexander Ineichen outlines strategies that hedge fund managers use to achieve superior investment performance, particularly in bear markets, when traditional investment strategies do not perform so well, and shows readers how hedge funds might be added to traditional investment portfolios to achieve superior returns. Nontechnical yet sophisticated, Absolute Returns shows investors how to make educated decisions about hedge fund investment–thoroughly explaining the risks as well as the rewards.
An in-depth, well-researched look at 100 hedge fund frauds Compared to mutual funds, hedge funds are the James Bonds of the marketplace. They have been relatively unfettered by government regulation, and they play bigger games, take bigger risks, use unorthodox methods, and have the power to capture the public imagination in a way that their lesser counterparts have difficulty approaching. At once fascinating and startling, The Hedge Fund Fraud Casebook provides readers with a broad knowledge of hedge fund regulation through a look at the first 100 cases of proven fraud at hedge funds. Compiling concrete data on cases of hedge fund fraud, The Hedge Fund Fraud Casebook provides you with a factual foundation for assessing this difficult area of risk. First comprehensive survey of hedge fund fraud including 100 chronological fraud cases Includes descriptions of each case, diagram of the player interaction, and tables detailing monies recovered, fines paid, prison terms, and professional sanctions Useful for both individual and professional investors, particularly given the last eighteen months of fraud and mismanagement among leading financial professionals and companies The Hedge Fund Fraud Casebook provides a hedge fund professional's look at fraud and can help you prevent or avoid similar frauds in the future. It's a vital resource for any hedge fund manager or investor.
AARP Digital Editions offer you practical tips, proven solutions, and expert guidance. The hedge fund industry has been reeling in the wake of recent Ponzi schemes and insider trading scandals as well as the loss of billions of dollars in assets under management due to fund closures. Getting Started in Hedge Funds, Third Edition focuses on the current state of the industry; how hedge funds did or did not survive the subprime and subsequent credit crisis; and, what the future holds for investors. Getting Started in Hedge Funds, Third Edition also provides readers with a brief overview of the industry's history, and describes the inner-workings of these complex investment vehicles, including how to start a hedge fund, and what new regulations means for managers and investors. Profiles 10 highly successful hedge fund managers Addresses the Madoff scandal, as well as other lesser known Ponzi schemes, and analyzes the ripple effect felt throughout the industry as a result of these and other scandals Despite the performance of some of these funds in the last few years, hedge funds are here to stay. In this Third Edition, Getting Started in Hedge Funds, Strachman provides an updated «how-to» guide for investors interested in hedge funds in this era of «new normal.»
Getting Started in Hedge Funds, Second Edition removes the veil of secrecy surrounding hedge funds and provides investors with a complete and highly accessible introduction to the world of hedge funds. Filled with comprehensive updates and additions, Getting Started in Hedge Funds, Second Edition offers readers the latest information about this continuously growing area of finance. It outlines how hedge funds operate, guidelines for choosing a hedge fund, strategies for fund managers, new investors can get in on the action, and much more. Unlike the technology bubble of the late twentieth century, which lasted a mere three years, hedge funds are here to stay and Getting Started in Hedge Funds, Second Edition has everything readers need to know to benefit from this lucrative investment vehicle.