Hedge Funds & Liquid Alternatives
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As global investment strategies get progressively more complicated, the hedge fund industry and its associated liquid alternative investment industry are in the process of becoming more and more mainstream. Progressively large institutional investors are moving more and more to hedge fund allocations as a replacement for traditional stock market and fixed income long only investment and although, in much of the past hedge funds were seen as a private banking tool, their importance in controlling downside risk and participating in market upside is generally being accepted by larger and larger institutional and pension style investors.
Yet because the industry is young and evolving, there is still a significant lack of knowledge of the industry, the investment strategies employed, the return drivers, as well as the risks, both market risk and operational risk which hedge funds may bring. This knowledge barrier remains a significant bottleneck to more progressive and rapid allocations to hedge funds by more mainline investment institutions.
Market consensus is that the growth in hedge fund and liquid alternative trading strategies will become a significant part of every investor’s portfolio, replacing the traditional “long only” market tracking error investment paradigm that most large institutional investors currently favour. The Hedge Fund and Liquid Alternative industry is indeed the fastest growing part of the asset management industry and this course is crucial for anyone who wants to be ready for this growth.
The hedge fund industry is still a huge part of the asset management industry - but updated knowledge is required. Without this, a significant bottleneck to more progressive allocations to hedge funds by more mainline investment institutions remains.
Attend this two-day course and equip yourself with:
- The skills to demystify the increasing complexity of strategies adopted
- An understanding of the risk characteristics and structure of hedge funds; lessons learned from market corrections
- The advantages and disadvantages of investing in hedge funds and liquid alternatives
- A clear understanding of the different hedge fund strategies, the regulation of hedge funds and the legal issues
- The latest developments in the hedge fund and liquid alternative industry
Case studies and exercises reinforce all that you learn
Case studies include: Dissect a long short fund trading style, leverage, concentration and securities selection process; Analyse the recent developments in markets and the impact they will have on the hedge fund industry
Exercises include: Working through examples of hedge fund styles and explaining their use in performance and diversification