The Complete Guide to Hedge Funds and Hedge Fund Strategies

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2013-09-03
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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The Complete Guide to Hedge Funds and Hedge Fund Strategies is a comprehensive resource for investment practitioners, providing complete coverage of characteristics, constraints, risks, opportunities and limitations of hedge fund investing.

The book starts out by examining the fundamentals of hedge funds – their history and evolution, their key characteristics and what makes them different from other investment vehicles. It then describes in detail and with practical illustrations from the industry the 20 main investment strategies implemented by hedge fund managers, including classic strategies like equity hedge, convertible arbitrage or event driven strategies but also less covered ones like mortgage backed securities, PIPE funds, volatility arbitrage or asset based lending. This is followed by a comprehensive analysis of the historical performance of hedge funds, compared to traditional investments, using classical and more advanced tools, and then a review of the funds during the financial crisis of 2007–2008. Finally, the book presents up to date coverage of regulation and governance of hedge funds, including the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, alternative UCITS and the Alternative Investment Fund Management Directive. The book is illustrated with more than 80 tables and 220 figures to explain key concepts.

The Complete Guide to Hedge Funds and Hedge Fund Strategies will be an essential reference for anyone investing in or working in hedge funds and for anyone with an interest in these alternative investments, and how they work.

Author Biography

DANIEL CAPOCCI is Senior Investment Manager, Front Office, at Architas Multi-Management, an investment management company and part of Axa Wealth, where he is Co-head of European Business Development, and responsible for portfolio management of European investments and emerging market funds. Previously, he was Senior Portfolio Manager at KBL European Private Bankers (the private banking arm of KBC bank), where he was responsible for hedge fund analysis and long-only research. He is also invited professor at the University of Luxembourg, research associate at HEC School of Management, University of Liège, and the EDHEC Risk and Asset Management Centre, and he holds a PhD in Sciences of Management, also from HEC. Capocci is a regular speaker at hedge fund and investment conferences, and holds the CAIA accreditation.

Table of Contents

1. What is a Hedge Fund?

2. Hedge Fund Characteristics

3. Investment Strategies

4. Hedge Fund Performance Over Time

5. Hedge Funds, LTCM and Recent Crises

6. Hedge Funds Regulation and Mutual Funds

7. Conclusion

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