Risk Arbitrage: An Investor's Guide

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John Wiley & Sons, Sep 6, 1999 - Business & Economics - 290 pages
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A much-needed, up-to-date primer on the risk arbitrage investment process. Widely popular during the M&A boom of the early '80s, risk arbitrage is making a comeback. This complete resource takes investors through the ins and outs of risk arbitrage, explaining how it works and how to apply it in real-world situations. It also presents a systematic approach to risk arbitrage techniques that work in today's market.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
What Is Risk Arbitrage?
7
The Risk Arbitrage Industry
21
Return
27
Risk
53
Probability
73
The Risk Arbitrage Decision Process
93
Contested Takeovers
103
Trading Tactics
137
Portfolio Management
151
The Exciting World of Risk Arbitrage
169
Tender Offer Document
177
Wallace Computer ServicesText
235
Index
283
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KEITH M. MOORE is Managing Partner of Jupiter Capital LLC, a hedge fund specializing in risk arbitrage. Prior to founding Jupiter Capital, he was a partner at Neuberger Berman, in charge of that firm's merger arbitrage and convertible arbitrage activities and a senior vice president in charge of merger arbitrage at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. Mr. Moore is also an adjunct professor of finance at New York University's Stern School of Business and an adjunct member of the faculty at the University of Rhode Island.

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