I read Richard Wilson's book prior to launching my first hedge fund. Thanks to the book, we successfully launched the fund an raised the needed capital in record time. The book made the process far easier
- Craig Nelson, Prima Equity Partners
This is the most comprehensive resource on the hedge fund industry that I've seen put into print.
- Matt Recore, Recore Capital Growth Fund LLPThis book save a lot of time, energy, and money by teaching hedge fund marketing in a practical way. Hedge fund managers who read this book will move up the learning curve at a rapid pace.
- Hendrik Klein, CEO, Da Vinci Invest AGThere is not a more current, critical, and revealing book out there now about the future of the hedge fund industry. Packing in knowledge from leading experts, Wilson has compiled a treasure trest of information and best practices here.
- Scott Cohen, CPA, President, Hedge SolutionsRichard really captures all the facets of running a hedge fund. The interview format and Q & A at the end of each chapter make it easy for someone outside the industry to learn about the alternative investment space.
- Lance Baraker
From the Inside Flap
Hedge funds are now in the news more than a thousand times a day, and yet it's hard to find clear, factual information about how they actually operate, raise capital, and invest.
That's why author Richard C. Wilson—head of the largest hedge fund networking group in the industry—has created The Hedge Fund Book. Filled with extensive interviews of various hedge fund managers, real-world case studies, review questions, and much more, this one-of-a-kind resource provides a solid foundation in specialized hedge fund knowledge for both financial professionals and those aspiring to enter this field.
Page by page, The Hedge Fund Book offers expert analysis of funds within different phases of their life cycles and investment processes, and examines each cycle in ways that would be informative for marketers as well as investors, bankers, and financial professionals who would like to learn more about day-to-day hedge fund operations. Along the way, this accessible guide will show you:
How hedge fund managers can immediately increase their operational effectiveness
Over 100 ways you can improve your hedge fund business or marketing processes with direct advice and interviews with industry veterans and hedge fund managers
Why most hedge fund managers struggle to raise capital and how being proactive within the right areas can allow a small team to raise a large amount of capital
How to implement governance best practices that will improve investor confidence, enhance decision-making processes, and decrease the risk of some types of fraud
How hedge funds are improving their business structure and processes without spending millions on infrastructure
How to start a hedge fund without over-spending or killing your chances of raising capital in the future
How to emulate the best practices of larger hedge funds, which have learned many lessons the hard way
Along with the information found here, there is also a series of over fifty video resources that act as a supplement to this training manual. Throughout the book, there are references to these resources, and the complete list of videos available may be seen at HedgeFundTraining.com/Videos.
Whether you're looking to gain a better understanding of hedge funds from a professional perspective or studying for the Certified Hedge Fund Professional (CHP) Designation Program, this book has the information you need to succeed in such a fast-moving field.