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Short description This book is a practical guide to the risks and rewards of hedge fund investing. Absolute Returnsdemystifies what hedge funds are, how they invest to outperform the market, and what the concurrent risks of investing in them are. This book will allow investors of all types to make more educated decisions about their hedge fund investments.
From the contents Acknowledgments.
PART ONE: The Hedge Fund Industry.
CHAPTER 1 Introducing Absolute Returns.
Appendix: Risk Illusion.
CHAPTER 2 Myths and Misconceptions.
Appendix: Press Coverage of Hedge Funds.
CHAPTER 3 Difference between Long-Only and Absolute Return Funds.
Appendix: Guatemalan Dentist.
CHAPTER 4 Advantages and Disadvantages of Investing in Hedge Funds.
Appendix: On Market Efficiency and Unorthodox Economics.
PART TWO: Risk and Opportunities of Absolute Return Strategies.
CHAPTER 5 Classification and Performance of Hedge Funds.
CHAPTER 6 Relative-Value and Market-Neutral Strategies.