This course will cover critical managerial aspects and characteristics of hedge funds and the hedge-fund industry. Topics considered in the course will include (a)...More >>
This course will cover critical managerial aspects and characteristics of hedge funds and the hedge-fund industry. Topics considered in the course will include (a) the legal foundations and structures of hedge funds (including the primary regulations in the U.S. and abroad), (b) operations, control, administration, due diligence and valuation issues, (c) performance evaluation and investing in hedge funds from the investors perspective, and (d) potential changes in regulation, risk management and the use of leverage. The course is designed to be a multi-disciplinary, general management course that focuses on practical aspects of hedge fund management related to starting and running a hedge fund. Among the course requirements, students will develop their own original strategy, structure, and controls for a mock hedge fund investment and present their plan to investment professionals who will critique such fund. Students in the course should develop a broad understanding of the essential knowledge one needs to launch a hedge fund successfully, conditional on having a trading strategy and access to capital.