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Introduction to Hedge Funds Course

Aims

This half-day workshop is designed to provide a fast-track understanding of the nature of hedge funds, the structure of the industry and common investment strategies.

No prior knowledge is assumed and all terms will be fully explained.

This workshop is designed to give all delegates the opportunity to discuss each area thoroughly. Case studies will be used to promote group discussion.


Objectives

At the end of the workshop, delegates will have a better understanding of:

  • Nature of hedge funds
  • Investment strategies
  • Business relationships
  • Marketing hedge funds
  • Regulatory environment

Who should attend?

  • Investment administration and operations
  • Investment professionals
  • IT and software developers
  • Client services and call centres
  • Risk management
  • New entrants
  • HR and training
  • Legal and compliance
  • Sales and marketing
  • PR and recruitment firms

Content

  • What is a hedge fund?
  • How do hedge funds compare with ordinary CISs?
  • How big is the market?
  • Structure of hedge funds
  • Marketing hedge funds in the EU and beyond
  • Key business relationships
  • Investment strategies
  • Hedge fund risk characteristics
  • Latest regulatory developments