Written by two highly experienced players of the hedge fund industry, the authors describe the current trends and key recent events in this shift to alternative investments, which are characterised by an excellent risk return profile and low correlation with traditional investments. Hedge Funds: A Resource for Investors is a must–have guide for fund managers, portfolio managers and private investors.
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1. Hedge Funds and Alternative Investments in Europe.
The Birth of Hedge Funds.
Main Characteristics of the Industry.
Hedge Fund Strategies.
2. Hedge Fund Advantages and Opportunities.
Advantages of Hedge Funds for Institutional Clients: Elements of Portfolio Selection.
Advantages of Hedge Funds for Private Clients: Second Generation Funds of Funds and Structured Products.
New Prospects for Hedge Funds: Insurance Policies and Pension Funds.
Hedge Funds and Mutual Funds.
3. The European Market.
Marketing Opportunities The Reasons for the Boom.
Market Opportunities, Laws and Fiscal Considerations in the Major European Countries.
The Major European Countries.
Offshore Domiciles for Hedge Funds.
4. Information in the World of Hedge Funds.
Associations and Organisations.
Research Web Sites.
Hedge Fun d Indices.