All About Hedge Funds, Fully Revised Second Edition

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McGraw Hill Professional, Jan 4, 2013 - Business & Economics - 352 pages
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“Every investor stands to benefit from Zask’s long experience and winning narrative.” -- Donald H. Putnam, Managing Partner, Grail Partners LLC

"An easy-to-understand history lesson and guide to the often misunderstood world of hedge funds . . . a no-nonsense explanation of the industry written so that just about anyone can understand it. I highly recommend it." -- Mitch Ackles, President of The Hedge Fund Association

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW TO FIND BIG PROFITS IN HEDGE FUNDS

All About Hedge Funds, Second Edition, is an easy-to-understand introduction to using hedge funds in any investing strategy. Hedge fund founder and longtime expert on the subject Ezra Zask examines where the industry stands today and where it is headed to help you determine how best to use hedge funds in your own portfolio. All About Hedge Funds provides:

  • A detailed history of the hedge fund industry
  • Criticism--fair and unfair--of hedge funds
  • Hedge fund investing strategies
  • Information on using hedge funds to allocate your portfolio
 

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Contents

Hedge Fund Toolkit
47
History and Overview of The Hedge Fund Industry
79
Hedge Fund Performance Mounting Criticism and Changing Benchmarks
117
Hedge Fund Strategies
167
Hedge Funds and Invesment Portfolios
245
Managing Hedge Fund Portfolios
283
Model Due Diligence Questionnaire for Hedge Fund Investors
315
Overview of Major Hedge Fund Replication Products
323
Internet Resources for Hedge Fund News and Research
327
Government Agencies That Oversee Hedge Funds
328
Glossary
334
Bibliography
347
Index
349
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About the author (2013)

EZRA ZASK is president of SFC Associates, LLC, a fi nancial consulting company. He has previously managed a hedge fund and fund of funds; managed large-scale trading operations for banks, and consulted on asset management, derivatives and risk management, and M&A for financial companies.

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