- Hardcover: 160 pages
- Publisher: Economist Books; 2 edition (24 Jun. 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1846683823
- ISBN-13: 978-1846683824
- Product Dimensions: 14.4 x 2 x 22.2 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 542,659 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Economist Guide to Hedge Funds Hardcover – 24 Jun 2010
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It really is what it says - a quick and easy jargon-free guide to what they are, who they are, what they do and the arguments about whether or not what they do should worry us. If you...want to know more about the organisations that apparently account for about half the trading in the stock market, this is the book for you. (Evening Standard)
...excellent short guide...Coggan has the measure of the debate better than anyone I have read. (Fund Strategy Magazine) --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.
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In 1990 hedge funds managed assets worth around $39 billion. At the peak in 2007 that figure had grown to a staggering $2 trillion. Equally staggering is the amount of money successful hedge fund managers earnin 2008 the top 10 earned more than $10 billion between them. The returns hedge funds make can be substantial, as they should be, given the high fees they charge. But the losses can be substantial tooas some discovered during the credit crunch market upheaval that started in the summer of 2007.
Most people have heard of hedge funds but few are clear about what they are or what they do. The revised and updated second edition of this highly acclaimed guide deftly explains all you need to know about hedge funds in order to understand the nature of their business. Following an introduction there are six chapters:
Hedge fund taxonomy
Hedge fund regulation
Hedge funds: for and against
The future of hedge funds
And at the end of the book there is a glossary of terms used in association with hedge funds, together with a number of tables and charts showing hedge fund data over the years. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
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