What are Hedge Funds?
American Realty Capital; Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); Harvard University
March 1, 2011
UBS Alternative Investments, 7 January 2011
This primer is designed to assist investors in furthering their understanding of the hedge fund space. It explains the basics of hedge funds, introduces concepts of credit and market risk arbitrage, explains popular trading strategies and provides examples of arbitrage trades in an easy to understand form. The primer series also explains hedge funds' asset characteristics and provides insights into the manner in which they may be included in investor portfolios. It is intended to serve as an investor's quick guide to hedge fund investing.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 12
Keywords: hedge funds, primer, investing
JEL Classification: G24working papers series
Date posted: March 3, 2011 ; Last revised: May 28, 2013
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