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New York Institute of Finance

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Apr 8, 2020
New York, New York, United States
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About the course

Understand the structure and operation of hedge funds and the regulation of the hedge fund industry. Learn how to evaluate hedge fund performance.

This course is a component of the Portfolio Management Professional Certificate.

Prerequisite knowledge:

  • Intermediate MS Excel skills
  • Basic probablility and statistics

*CURRICULUM *

MODULE 1: INTRODUCTION TO HEDGE FUNDS

  • Traditional investments and aslternative assets
  • Role of hedge funds in an investor's portfolio
  • History of the industry
  • Size and growth of the Industry

MODULE 2: HEDGE FUND OPERATIONS

  • Governing regulations
  • Legal structures
  • Documentation
  • Outside service providers
  • Prime brokerage

MODULE 3: HEDGE FUND STRATEGIES

  • Market directional
  • Corporate restructuring
  • Convergence trading
  • Opportunistic strategies

MODULE 4: ISSUES FOR HEDGE FUND INVESTORS

  • Who can invest in hedge funds
  • Due diligence
  • Fees
  • Portfolio monitoring
  • Benchmarks and biases
  • Leverage
  • Risks for hedge funds
  • Fund of funds
  • Portfolio construction

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

  • Who invests in hedge funds and why?
  • Distinguish among the different types and styles of hedge funds
  • Understand the prevalent hedge fund strategies and the implications for diversified portfolio performance

Who should attend

  • Portfolio managers and support personnel
  • family office personnel
  • wealth managers i
  • nvestors
  • private bankers and financial advisors.

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