Understanding Hedge Funds
This programme is now available only on in-company basis. If you have a group of 3 or more we can deliver it in any location worldwide. Contact us to find out more.
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The hedge fund industry had been growing at a staggering pace since the early 1990’s, from just a few hundred funds to somewhere in the excess of 10,000 today. In 2008 the industry faced one of its worse years with poor returns and investor redemption. When did it all begin and how did it all go wrong?
Since 2009 we saw a dramatic return to form with assets under management returning to pre-crisis levels of around $2 trillion. So the future is all rosy now?
Hedge Funds claim to produce high returns with low volatility, low correlation and low probability of losses. Sounds too good to be true? Well many funds are able to achieve this, but how?
This 1 day training explores the characteristics of the hedge fund in the context of recent market events. The course is designed to help you understand the structure as well as the main types of hedge funds and their investment styles and strategies.
You will have a chance to explore and assess different aspects of this asset class as well as gain a solid understanding of the evolving role of custodians, brokerage houses and fund administrators.
What Will You Learn
By the end of this course you will:
Main Topics Covered During This Training
Who Should Attend
With no pre-requisites this course is for those new to working with Hedge Funds or people requiring further knowledge of the industry.
From Investment Banks, Asset and Fund Managment, Private Banking and Institutional Investors managers and Team Memebers of:
Understanding Hedge Funds - 1 Day Programme
08.45 Registraiton and morning coffee
09.00 The hedge fund industry and its players
- Traditional investing
- When did it all begin and how did we get to where we are?
- The main players
- The current environment
- Prime brokers and what they do
- Legal structures
1030 Coffee break
10.45 Hedge funds past, present and the future
- Investing in Hedge Funds
- Hedge fund case studies
- The challenges ahead: regulations and their impact
12.30 Lunch Break
13.30 The most common hedge fund strategies
- Equity hedge strategies
- Event Driven strategies
- Global Macro strategies
- Convertible arbitrage strategies
15.00 Coffee Break
Convertible strategies and performance measures
- Hedge Fund Performance measures
- Industry performance measures
17.00 Course ends
Spencer brings to the classroom 20 years of experience in finance, 16 in banking including 6 plus years working directly on trading floors. He has a speciality in teaching the O’Connors Derivatives programs, still regarded as the ‘badge’ for option traders at UBS.
He delivers training in a wide range of financial products and enjoys teaching complicated topics in an easy to understand way, relating topics to day-to-day life.
Spencer has an entertaining and lively style – which has proven to be an effective delivery method. He believes that teaching is something to be enjoyed rather than endured.
Spencer’s career has most recently included being the executive director of Financial Markets and Risk Education at UBS, a floor-based client trainer at Credit Suisse, a UBS Financial Markets Trainer, Exotics and Structured Products specialist (Equities and Rates) at UBS, Derivatives Products Controller at Nomura Options International and Auditor at Arthur Andersen.
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