The Hedge Fund Book A Training Manual for Professionals and Capital-Raising Executives

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  • Copyright: 2010-06-08
  • Publisher: Wiley
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The Hedge Fund Book gives readers a solid foundation that will allow them to become effective members of the hedge fund industry. It is the perfect tool to advance a career.The book teaches readers the basics of hedge funds and provides an analysis of funds within different phases of their life cycles and investment processes. The book examines each cycle in ways that would be informational for marketers as well as investors, bankers and financial professionals in general who would like to learn more about hedge funds. Within each chapter, the Wilson applies several types of investment and situation analysis so that various groups can draw value from the insights into their operations.

Author Biography

RICHARD C WILSON is a hedge fund consultant and head of the Hedge Fund Group, the largest hedge fund networking group in the industry. He is also the creator of the successful Web site HedgeFundBlogger.com. Wilson writes a daily article on the hedge fund industry for the site, as well as straightforward educational pieces on hedge fund strategies, terms and definitions, trends, interviews, videos, and book reviews. He also founded and holds two 100% online training sessions for the Certified Hedge Fund Professional (CHP) Designation Program, a professional certification program catering to professionals in the hedge fund industry.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xi
My Storyp. xii
Disclosure of Financial Interestsp. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Introductionp. 1
Hedge Fund Fundamentalsp. 5
Hedge Fund Mechanics and Statisticsp. 6
History of Hedge Fundsp. 8
Media Portrayal of Hedge Fundsp. 9
Hedge Fund Ecosystemp. 10
Future of the Hedge Fund Industryp. 13
Chapter Summaryp. 13
Review Questionsp. 14
Institutionalization and Operationsp. 17
Vice President of Marketing for a London-Based Hedge Fundp. 18
CEO and President, Pardo Capital Limitedp. 19
Managing Director of Service and Business Development, Eze Castle Integrationp. 21
Quantitative Trading/Support, Quad Capitalp. 24
CEO, Da Vinci Invest Ltd.p. 26
Associate, Michelman & Robinson, LLPp. 29
CEO, Fund Associatesp. 30
Senior Managing Directors, TradeStation Primep. 32
Chapter Summaryp. 36
Review Questionsp. 36
Hedge Fund Marketing Prop. 39
Bad Newsp. 40
Public Relations Managementp. 41
Educational Marketingp. 42
Forget about Contacting More Investorsp. 43
E-Mail Marketing Best Practicesp. 45
Copy Writingp. 49
Case Profilep. 50
Vice President of Marketing for a London-Based Hedge Fundp. 54
Managing Director, Atyant Capitalp. 55
CEO, Da Vinci Invest Ltd.p. 59
Chapter Summaryp. 60
Review Questionsp. 61
The Shooting Starp. 63
18 Lessons from Shooting Star Hedge Fundsp. 63
Partner and General Counsel, Accounting and Compliance International (ACI)p. 65
Chief Executive Officer, ELP Capitalp. 72
Chapter Summaryp. 74
Review Questionsp. 74
Hedge Fund Start-Up Gurup. 77
Top Five Tips for Starting a Hedge Fundp. 78
Hedge Fund Pitch Book Creationp. 80
CEO, Saturn Partners, LLCp. 81
Quantitative Trading/Support, Quad Capitalp. 86
Chapter Summaryp. 89
Review Questionsp. 90
Dedicated to Due Diligencep. 93
President, GCC Family Wealth Managementp. 94
President and Founder, Atrato Advisors LLCp. 95
Hedge Fund Group, CHP Designation, HedgeFundBlogger.comp. 98
Due Diligence Effects on Hedge Fundsp. 102
Chapter Summaryp. 105
Review Questionsp. 106
Giant Hedge Fundsp. 109
Best Practices from $1 Billion-Plus Hedge Fundsp. 109
Portfolio Manager, Second Angel Fundp. 111
President and CEO, Hedge Solutionsp. 117
Chapter Summaryp. 119
Review Questionsp. 120
Governance Best Practicesp. 123
Managing Partner, Stratton Street Capital LLPp. 124
CEO of the Governance Fund, LLCp. 130
Chapter Summaryp. 134
Review Questionsp. 134
Frequently asked Hedge Fund Questionsp. 137
Hedge Funds 101p. 137
Hedge Fund Operationsp. 139
Hedge Fund Marketing and Salesp. 142
Hedge Fund Careersp. 156
Bonuses of $1,779p. 169
Example Due Diligence Questionsp. 171
Questionnairep. 171
Top Hedge Fund Web Sitesp. 177
Glossaryp. 179
About the Authorp. 185
Indexp. 187
Contact the Authorp. 191
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