All about Hedge Funds

ISBN-10: 0071768319
ISBN-13: 9780071768313
Edition: 2nd 2013 (Revised)
Authors: Ezra Zask
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List price: $22.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 2/14/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Everything you need to know to profit from hedge fundsSince the first edition ofAll About Hedge Funds, there have been major changes in the market due to the financial crisis of 2008. Over the years, however, hedge funds have continued to become a more mainstream investment strategy. This fully revised second edition shows you how to combat new financial realities and increase profits.Ezra Zaskis Managing Director and Research Manager for Berkshire Capital Corporation, specializing in M&A activities. He is also President and founder of Zask Associates, which handles asset allocation programs, hedge fund and CTA activities, and risk management.

Ezra Zask is Managing Director and Research Manager for Berkshire Capital Corporation, specializing in M&A activities. He is also President and founder of Zask Associates, which handles asset allocation programs, hedge fund and CTA activities, and risk management. Previously, he was a Senior Vice President at Mellon Bank and a managing director at Manufacturers Hanover Trust. He is an Adjunct Instructor at Fordham and Columbia universities. Mr. Zask is quoted in such financial publications as The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg; he has been profiled in Forbes, Euromoney, and Derivatives Strategy. He also speaks at industry and professional conferences on derivatives, currencies, and risk management.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Major Themes and Organization of the Book
Introduction to Hedge Funds
What Is a Hedge Fund?
Regulation of Hedge Funds
Hedge Fund Organization
Hedge Fund Service Providers
Hedge Fund Toolkit
Short Selling and Leverage
Derivatives: Financial Weapons of Mass Destruction
History and Overview of the Hedge Fund Industry
History of Hedge Funds
Hedge Funds, Shadow Banking, and Systemic Risk
Key Events in the Development of Hedge Funds: Long-Term Capital Management and the Credit and Liquidity Crisis
Hedge Fund Performance: Mounting Criticism and Changing Benchmarks
Mounting Criticism of Hedge Fund Performance
Is Smaller Better in Hedge Funds?
Statistical Measures of Performance
Aggregate Measures of Hedge Fund Performance
Hedge Fund Returns from the Investors' Viewpoint
Hedge Fund Strategies
Overview of Hedge Fund Strategies
Equity Hedge Strategies
Event-Driven Strategies
Relative Value Strategies
Global Macro and Commodity Trading Adviser Strategies
Hedge Fund of Funds
Hedge Funds and Invesment Portfolios
Modern Portfolio Theory and Efficient Market Hypothesis
Behavioral Critique of Efficient Market Hypothesis
Institutionalization of Hedge Funds
Hedge Funds and Retail Investors
Managing Hedge Fund Portfolios
Manager Selection and Due Diligence
Risk Management
Recent Hedge Fund Controversies
Conclusion
Model Due Diligence Questionnaire for Hedge Fund Investors
Overview of Major Hedge Fund Replication Products
Internet Resources for Hedge Fund News and Research
Government Agencies That Oversee Hedge Funds
Glossary
Bibliography
Index

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