Chapter 1 Recent Hedge Fund Scandals.
Palm Beach, Florida.
KL Financial, March 2005.
Amaranth Advisors, September 2006.
Bernie Madoff, December 2008.
Lesson # 1: Relationships Do Not Trump Due Diligence.
Lesson # 2: Investing in Hedge Funds: Hire Experts.
Lesson # 3: “We Did Not Know What We Were Investing In,” Is Not An Excuse.
Conclusion: So Called Experts, Fund of Funds, Have Failed.
Chapter 2 The Players.
Flow of Capital in the Hedge Fund Industry.
Chapter 3 Hedge Funds.
Incentives and the Disincentives of the Hedge Fund Fee Structure.
Education of the Future Hedge Fund Manager.
Training Grounds of the Hedge Fund Manager.
The Chart Readers.
The Global Macro Trader.
From a Moth to a Butterfly.
Andrew Lahde's Goodbye Letter.
Chapter 4 Hedge Fund Strategies.
Long Short Equity.
Fixed Income Arbitrage.
Relative Value Arbitrage.
Effect of 2008 on these Strategies and Looking Forward.
Chapter 5 Hedge Fund Service Providers & Regulators.
Building a Business.
Chapter 6 Funds of Hedge Funds.
Philosophy and Services.
Failure of Fiduciary Duties.
Statistical Bucketing by Strategy.
Due Diligence and the Analyst.
What's in a Name.
The AIMA Due Diligence Questionnaire.
Where are the Experienced Professionals?
The (Lack of) Ongoing Due Diligence.
Multi-Strategy Hedge Funds.
Chapter 7 An Expert Failure.
Uselessness of Historical Data Crunching.
Quest for Steady Returns—Systematic Destruction of Alpha.
Bucketing by Asset Class and Geography – A Flawed Concept.
Alpha versus Beta—Trader Generates Alpha, not The Strategy.
10% to 20% Allocation Rule.
Managing a Hedge Fund Manager.
Bookrunner Versus a Proprietary Trader.
So-Called Hedge Fund Experts.
Hedge Funds – House of Second or Third Chances?
Why Does a Losing Hedge Fund Manager Shut down His Fund?
Why Does the Industry Keep Funding a Failed Trader?
Chapter 8 Remodeling the Funds of Hedge Funds.
Traders Managing Trading Investments.
Differentiate Between Alpha and Beta Strategies.
Bucketing Based on Trader Methodology.
Appropriate Risk Template by Strategy.
Manager Stop loss and Linked Redemptions.
Not 10% Majority Every Time.
On-Going Due Diligence – It is Not Just About Returns.
Chapter 9 Correct Risk Due Diligence.
Position Concentration? So What.
Management of Stop Loss Limits – The Be-All and End-All.
Over-Leverage and Illiquidity.
Hedging – Will the Market Let You Short?
Chapter 10 Interviewing a Hedge Fund Manager.
Strategy Related Questions.
What Qualifies You to Execute This Strategy?
Thinker, Adapter, Entrepreneur?
Discipline and Character.
Chapter 11 Hedge Fund Industry’s Role in 2008 Market Crisis.
Borrowers, Bankers and Investors.
Don't Blame the Products, Blame the Users.
Failed Due Diligence on Part of Investors.
Failure of Fiduciary Responsibilities by Brokers and Lies by Borrowers.
No Hedge Fund Has Been Bailed Out.
Systemic Risk and Derivative Transactions.
Regulating Hedge Funds.
Chapter 12 The End.
Robert Allen Stanford's Ponzi Scheme.
Hedge Fund Industry Offers More Disclosure.
Similar Problems with the Pension Funds, Endowments, SWFs.