This is the second half of the two-semester sequence on Alternative Investments. This course is designed to offer students practical, hands-on experience. After...More >>
This is the second half of the two-semester sequence on Alternative Investments. This course is designed to offer students practical, hands-on experience. After completing the first semester, teams of students are assigned a strategy and a supervisor at Focus/Vidrio. Specific login templates will be created by Focus/Vidrio for the students and each one will be assigned a login/password to access the platform. Training will be performed on the platform and teams will then have to select a manager within their assigned strategy. A due diligence process will then be triggered on the selected managers and the students will be responsible for completing all steps in the process. Included in the exercise are the following: On-site visits to manager's office; Manager presentation (i.e. manager presents his fund, strategy, etc.); Due diligence (strategy analysis, organization analysis, operation due diligence); Meetings with the portfolio manager, risk manager, compliance officer, and CFO. Prime broker conference: The class will participate in a hedge fund conference where they will have the opportunity to meet a large number of managers and hedge fund investors (fund of funds, family offices, pension funds) and presentation of their work. Outside speakers include hedge fund managers, asset allocators (family office, pension fund, endowment and fund of funds) and lawyers involved with due diligence.
FINC-GB.2350 - Alternative Investments I: Principles and Strategies