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Hedge Funds Overview

  • Banking and Financial Markets, Bonds & Fixed Income Markets, Financial Modelling, Fund Management, Risk and Credit, Trading and Technical Analysis
  • Duration: One day
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    A One Day Programme on the Hedge Fund Universe, the trading strategies and the alternative investment world.


    Session 1:


    • Hedge Funds defined. Lock-ups, Gates, Hurdle Rates

    • The pursuit of Absolute Return and Performance Fees. So what happened in 2008?

    • How large is the Hedge Fund Universe? Lesson from 2008: Smaller than it was

    • Where are they? Domicile, Onshore VS Offshore

    • Asset Class performance or Manager value-added? The search for Alpha

    Session 2:

    Hedge Fund Tactics, Counter-Parties and Competition

    • Tactics - Leverage & Short Selling. Lesson from 2008: Regulatory intervention

    • Where is the competition? The reaction from the traditional Fund Managers

    • External Relationships - Prime Brokerage, Custodians, Fund Administrators

    • Lesson from 2008: Counterparty Risk

    Session 3:

    Issues for Hedge Fund Investors

    • Rationale for Hedge Funds in an Investors’ Portfolio. Is it still there?

    • The non-correlated Asset Class, Survivorship Bias, Drawdown

    • Lesson from 2008. HNWIs leaving the ship, Institutions more cautious

    • Lesson from 2008: Liquidity mismatch

    • Leverage, Risk and Transparency

    • Risk-adjusted performance measurement

    • Institutionalisation of Hedge Funds, Index Providers – Benchmark Risk

    Session 4:

    Risk Management for Hedge Funds

    • Market, leverage and Credit risk

    • Political and legal risk

    • Gap and liquidity risk, Mark-to-market risk

    • Why do Hedge Funds fail? Do not forget Operational Risk

    • Due Diligence. Lesson from 2008: The Madoff affair

    • Tools for the Analysis of Financial Risk – From VaR to Stress Testing

    • The Regulator’s standpoint

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