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Handbook of Hedge Funds (The Wiley Finance Series)
 
 

Handbook of Hedge Funds (The Wiley Finance Series) [Kindle Edition]

Francois-Serge Lhabitant
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“With the Handbook of Hedge Funds, François–Serge Lhabitant has created the fundamental guide to hedge fund investments. It covers a lot of ground and can truly serves as an encyclopaedia for both the entry level investors as well as to those to would like do delve a little deeper into specific themes. It also includes information on legal environments as well as operational aspects, which other recent publications are clearly lacking.” —Barbara Rupf Bee, Chief Executive Officer, HSBC Republic Investments Limited “Everybody talks about hedge funds these days, but not many people seem to know too much about them. François Lhabitant is the exception. His first book was great, this one is even better. It provides an excellent and unique introduction to the subject; straightforward, objective and with lots of insightful examples. For anyone looking for a serious introduction to hedge funds, this is the book to read.” —Harry M. Kat, PhD, Professor of Risk Management and Director Alternative Investment Research Centre, Cass Business School , London “One of the most comprehensive book about hedge funds ever written. A must read for anyone seeking a thorough understanding of the sector. The book offers a good combination of theory and practice, with the use of interesting and recent case studies. It is very useful in addressing misconceptions and throws light where light is needed.” — Florence Lombard, Executive Director, The Alternative Investment Management Association Limited (AIMA) “Within the past decade, hedge funds have growth to become an accepted part of the investment landscape. With that growth, however, a number of myths have also come into existence. This book is a must read for those individuals who wish to know what is fact and what is not. Moreover, Lhabitant has done it in a manner which educates rather than confuses. Simply put, any academic, practitioner or serious investor should find a place for this on their bookshelf.” —Thomas Schneeweis, Michael and Cheryl Philipp Professor of Finance, University of Massachusetts , Director of the Center for International Securities and Derivatives Markets “This book is an outstanding achievement that brings the reader into the fascinating world of hedge funds. The combined practitioner and academic experiences and records of the author are well translated into this book that gives not only a detailed overview of the industry but detailed explanations of the strategies and deals that are conducted by hedge fund managers. A must read!” —Pascal Botteron, PhD, Director of Head Hedge Fund Investments, Deutsche Bank (Suisse)

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A comprehensive guide to the burgeoning hedge fund industry

Intended as a comprehensive reference for investors and fund and portfolio managers, Handbook of Hedge Funds combines new material with updated information from Francois-Serge L’habitant’s two other successful hedge fund books. This book features up-to-date regulatory and historical information, new case studies and trade examples, detailed analyses of investment strategies, discussions of hedge fund indices and databases, and tips on portfolio construction.

Francois-Serge L’habitant (Geneva, Switzerland) is the Head of Investment Research at Kedge Capital. He is Professor of Finance at the University of Lausanne and at EDHEC Business School, as well as the author of five books, including Hedge Funds: Quantitative Insights (0-470-85667-X) and Hedge Funds: Myths & Limits (0-470-84477-9), both from Wiley.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 11700 KB
  • Print Length: 654 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (28 Sep 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002FU79D4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #528,872 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Quite useful 15 Feb 2011
By JM
Format:Hardcover
Very useful and comprehensive guide on the Hedge Fund industry. It was good to see material I'd previously read on Technical Analysis covered in the Managed Futures section of the book, as MF is an area I'm interested in.
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6 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars BEST HEDGE FUND BOOK EVER 29 Dec 2006
Format:Hardcover
THIS NEW BOOK BY LHABITANT IS SIMPLY THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE BOOK EVER PUBLISHED ON HEDGE FUNDS. IT IS ALREADY USED BY ONE OF MY COLLEAGUES IN A COURSE IN THE UK AND I AM SURE IT WILL BE USED BY NUMEROUS OTHER COURSES IN UNIVERSITIES AND EXECUTIVE PROGRAMS. THIS BOOK IS A MUST FOR EVERY HEDGE FUND MANAGER, FUND OF FUND MANAGER, ANALYST, INSTITUTIONAL INVESTOR, HIGH NET-WORTH INDIVIDUAL, LAWYER AND ACCOUNTANT ASSOCIATED WITH HEDGE FUNDS. THIS LONG AWAITED BOOK LEAVES NO STONE UNTURNED AND PROVIDES THE LATEST CUTTING EDGE RESEARCH IN THE FIELD. DR.LHABITANT SUPERBLY COMBINES THEORY AND PRACTICE AND IS BY FAR THE DEFINITIVE AND AUTHORITATIVE BOOK ON HEDGE FUNDS. IT IS A MUST ON EVERYONE'S BOOKSHELF AND SHOULD BE REQUIRED READING FOR EVERYONE INTERESTED IN HEDGE FUNDS. THE READER WILL GAIN A LOT OF INFORMATION FROM THIS BOOK...VERY EDUCATIVE AND INFORMATIVE. I BET THIS BOOK WILL BE THE BEST SELLER OF ALL HEDGE FUND BOOKS.

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF FINANCE

GREG N. GREGORIOU, PhD

STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK (PLATTSBURGH)
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best book on the subject matter by a wide margin 4 April 2009
By Bobby D - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
What this book is:
A fairly comprehensive high level overview of the hedge fund industry. The book covers operational issues, strategies, and, an investors view point.

What this book is not:
"The secrets" to how hedge funds do what they do. You're not going to find "edge". That book has not ever and will never be written so stop looking.

This is the book that was used in my MBA Alternative Investments class. Out of all the books I've looked at on Amazon on the subject, this book does the best job of actually explaining what a hedge fund is and the challenges they face.

Most books on the subject tend to be overly simplistic and written just so the publisher can make buck. This book is an intellectually honest look at the subject. If you are thinking about starting your own fund and have no experience actually working for a hedge fund this is a good place to start your research.
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