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Hedge Funds For Dummies


Filled with tips on picking the right fund — at the right time

Calculate risk and return, analyze funds, and evaluate your performance

Want to diversify your portfolio with hedge funds? Need to know more before you invest? Relax! Hedge Funds For Dummies explores the pros and cons of hedge funds as an investment choice, and shows you how to find a hedge fund manager who is right for you. When it comes to hedge funds, start here!

Discover how to

  • Understand your tax liability
  • Avoid common mistakes of failed hedge funds
  • Set up your hedge fund strategy
  • Understand legislation affecting hedge funds
  • Handle due diligence on your hedge fund

Ann C. Logue is a freelance writer and consulting analyst. She has written for Barron’s, the New York Times, Newsweek Japan, Compliance Week, and the International Monetary Fund. She’s a lecturer at the Liautaud Graduate School of Business at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her current career follows 12 years of experience as an investment analyst. She has a BA from Northwestern University, an MBA from the University of Chicago, and she holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Part I: What Is a Hedge Fund, Anyway?

Chapter 1: What People Talk About When They Talk About Hedge Funds.

Chapter 2: Examining How Hedge Funds Are Structured.

Chapter 3: Not Just a Sleeping Aid: Analyzing SEC Registration.

Chapter 4: How to Buy into a Hedge Fund.

Part II: Determining Whether Hedge Funds Are Right for You.

Chapter 5: Hedging through Research and Asset Selection.

Chapter 6: Calculating Investment Risk and Return.

Chapter 7: You Want Your Money When? Balancing Time and Liquidity.

Chapter 8: Taxes, Responsibilities, Transparency, and Other Investment Considerations.

Chapter 9: Fitting Hedge Funds into a Portfolio.

Part III: Setting Up Your Hedge Fund Investment Strategy.

Chapter 10: Buying Low, Selling High: Using Arbitrage in Hedge Funds.

Chapter 11: Short-Selling, Leveraging, and Other Equity Strategies.

Chapter 12: Observing How Hedge Funds Profit from the Corporate Life Cycle.

Chapter 13: Macro Funds: Looking for Global Trends.

Chapter 14: But Will You Make Money? Evaluating Hedge-Fund Performance.

Part IV: Special Considerations Regarding Hedge Funds.

Chapter 15: Hooking Onto Other Types of Hedge Funds.

Chapter 16: Using Hedge-Fund Strategies without Hedge Funds.

Chapter 17: Hiring a Consultant to Help You with Hedge Funds.

Chapter 18: Doing Due Diligence on a Hedge Fund.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 19: Ten (Plus One) Big Myths about Hedge Funds.

Chapter 20: Ten Good Reasons to Invest in a Hedge Fund.