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 theyactually operate, raise capital, and invest.
That's why author Richard C. Wilson—head of the largesthedge fund networking group in the industry—has createdThe Hedge Fund Book. Filled with extensive interviews ofvarious hedge fund managers, real-world case studies, reviewquestions, and much more, this one-of-a-kind resource provides asolid foundation in specialized hedge fund knowledge for bothfinancial professionals and those aspiring to enter this field.
Page by page, The Hedge Fund Book offers expert analysisof funds within different phases of their life cycles andinvestment processes, and examines each cycle in ways that would beinformative for marketers as well as investors, bankers, andfinancial professionals who would like to learn more aboutday-to-day hedge fund operations. Along the way, this accessibleguide will show you:
How hedge fund managers can immediately increase theiroperational effectiveness
Over 100 ways you can improve your hedge fund business ormarketing processes with direct advice and interviews with industryveterans and hedge fund managers
Why most hedge fund managers struggle to raise capital and howbeing proactive within the right areas can allow a small team toraise a large amount of capital
How to implement governance best practices that will improveinvestor confidence, enhance decision-making processes, anddecrease the risk of some types of fraud
How hedge funds are improving their business structure andprocesses without spending millions on infrastructure
How to start a hedge fund without over-spending or killing yourchances of raising capital in the future
How to emulate the best practices of larger hedge funds, whichhave learned many lessons the hard way
Along with the information found here, there is also a series ofover fifty video resources that act as a supplement to thistraining manual. Throughout the book, there are references to theseresources, and the complete list of videos available may be seen atHedgeFundTraining.com/Videos.
Whether you're looking to gain a better understanding of hedgefunds from a professional perspective or studying for the CertifiedHedge Fund Professional (CHP) Designation Program, this book hasthe information you need to succeed in such a fast-movingfield.