- Series: All About Series
- Paperback: 309 pages
- Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 1 edition (October 15, 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0071393935
- ISBN-13: 978-0071393935
- Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.7 x 8.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 34 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #839,089 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Back Cover
Everything You Need to Know About Hedge Funds--What They Are, How They Can Improve Your Portfolio
Hedge funds have long been viewed as shadowy, high-risk investments, suitable only for the super-wealthy. Today, increasing numbers of individuals and institutions have come to view hedge funds as a way to improve the overall performance of their portfolios, reduce the risk, or even do both.
All About Hedge Funds debunks the myths that surround this increasingly visible investment tool. This comprehensive-yet-easy-to-follow guidebook reviews the distinctive risks of hedge funds, then shows you how they fit into the universe of investment options and how they can be incorporated into a well-diversified portfolio. Regardless of your investment objectives and strategies, All About Hedge Funds is the essential book for determining if this potentially lucrative--and increasingly mainstream--vehicle is right for you.
Whether you are an experienced hedge fund investor or are just beginning to investigate hedge funds, All About Hedge Funds will give you detailed information on:
- Opportunities and risks in the popular hedge fund strategies
- Leverage, short selling, and hedging
- How hedge funds fit into the global financial system
- How hedge funds fit into a balanced stock/bond portfolio
- Legal, regulatory, and tax issues
- The EACM 100“ Index
- And much more
About the Author
Robert Jaeger, Ph.D., is vice chairman and chief investment officer of leading hedge fund firm Evaluation Associates Capital Markets.
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What this book will do is give you a basic understanding of a few hedge fund strategies including Long/Short, market neutral, leveraged.
Another thing I liked is how the author explains how to measure performance, returns, and compensation structure - things that are still relevant today.
However, some of the stuff is kinda old and obsolete and is not relevant in today's hedge fund world.
This book is easy to follow but it does get a little complicated and confusing in the few technical sections.
I am not sure who the intended audience is for this book is but I believe the author is writing for possibly business school students who are not sure what they want to do when they graduate.
I wish the author written another edition and maybe teamed up with another person to help explain and structure the more confusing sections better.
Also, I would like the author to include more about HF operations, legal, marketing, etc -- which are the other big parts of running a hedge fund besides investing
All in all its a decent read but dont expected to become a hedge fund manager after reading this book.
If you'd always wanted to know how hedge funds function and to what strategy do they deploy to earn that absolute return, this is the book to read. The material is comprehensible (not a lot of technical mumbo jumbo) and insights into historical patterns really gives an eye opener. The main approach by the writer is breaking down WHAT the hedge funds do and why they do it, albeit not going too deep into how they actually DO it. Not to say that this aspect is neglected, but if you were starting your very own hedge fund tomorrow and want to know how to execute certain steps, you won't find it here. But of course, you can't read and learn everything from a book. You need to go into the wild, camp out there and experience it yourself.
A good read to understand hedge funds and its idiosyncrasies at a fair price.
I find it interesting that the author almost predicts the current hedge fund debate when this was written back in 2002. He also makes it clear that in his opinion, more regulation doesn't necessarily mean less risk.
The book is good for the first timer in the space, or someone who is trying to get a basic understanding of what a hedge fund is and what equity hedge funds do.
The bonus is that the last 2-3 chapters, which finally get around to looking at Hedge Funds, are really clear and helpful.