FRANÇOIS-SERGE LHABITANT, PhD, is Head of Investment Research at Kedge Capital in London. He was formerly a Member of Senior Management at Union Bancaire Privée, and prior to this, a Director at UBS/Global Asset Management. On the academic side, he is a Professor of Finance at the University of Lausanne and at EDHEC Business School. His specialist skills are in the areas of alternative investment (hedge funds) and emerging markets. He is the author of several books on these two subjects and has published numerous research and scientific popularisation articles. He is also a member of the Scientific Council of the Autorité des Marches Financiers, the French regulatory body.
Foreword by Mark Anson.
PART I HEDGE FUND OVERVIEW.
2 History Revisited.
3 Legal Environment.
4 Operational and Organizational Structures.
5 Understanding the Tools Used by Hedge Funds.
PART II HEDGE FUND STRATEGIES AND TRADE EXAMPLES.
7 Long/Short Equity Strategies.
8 Dedicated Short.
9 Equity Market Neutral.
10 Distressed Securities.
11 Merger Arbitrage.
12 Convertible Arbitrage.
13 Fixed Income Arbitrage.
14 Emerging Markets.
15 Global Macro.
16 Managed Futures and Commodity Trading Advisors (CTAs).
17 A Smorgasbord of Other Strategies.
PART III MEASURING RETURNS, RISKS AND PERFORMANCE.
18 Measuring Net Asset Values and Returns.
19 Return Statistics and Risk.
20 Risk-Adjusted Performance Measures.
21 Databases, Indices and Benchmarks.
PART IV INVESTING IN HEDGE FUNDS.
23 Revisiting the Benefits and Risks of Hedge Fund Investing.
24 Asset Allocation and Hedge Funds.
25 Hedge Fund Selection: A Route Through the Maze.
26 Funds of Hedge Funds.
27 Structured Products on Hedge Funds.