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Description - Hedge Funds by Francois-Serge Lhabitant

Hedge funds are one of the fastest growing sectors of asset management. The industry has changed from being a small number of firms that features big name players such as George Soros and Julian Robertson, to a large market involving many thousands of companies. Press reports of the spectacular success and failure of firms such as the Quantum Fund, the Tiger Fund and LTCM have led to many misconceptions concerning hedge funds, their power and their influence. This state of affairs is not helped by the fact that they are exempt from regulation and little is known about them. This book dispels several misconceptions about hedge funds' operations and provides a comprehensive blend of theoretical and practical analysis of the market. The book also shows readers the fundamental concepts needed to understand strategies used by the funds and their potential positive and negative contributions to investment portfolios.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780470844779
ISBN-10: 0470844779
Format: Hardback
(251mm x 173mm x 21mm)
Pages: 280
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 17-Apr-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Francois-Serge Lhabitant

Francois Serge Lhabitant has substantial experience in risk management as both a practitioner and academic. He is Head of Quantitative Risk Management at Union Bancaire Privee, Geneva whilst he is also Professor of Risk Management at HEC, University of Lausanne. In addition to this he is Assistant Professor of Finance at Thunderbird, the American Graduate School of International Management and is one of the holders of the Deloitte & Touche Chair on Risk Management at the University of Antwerp. His previous experience includes being a Director of UBS/Global Asset Management

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