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OD: Demystifying Equity Hedge Funds

Recorded March 7, 2007


Hedge funds are growing rapidly, with higher education driving the growth. As institutional investors become more seasoned, they are increasingly choosing to invest directly in these assets.

Participate in the first of a series of three Webcasts, beginning with an overview of equity hedge fund strategies as well as a discussion of current trends, growth in assets under management, and issues to consider when investing in such funds.

Presenters will focus on the most commonly utilized equity strategies:

  • Long/Short Equity
  • Multi-Strategy
  • Equity Market Neutral
  • Convertible Arbitrage
  • Risk Arbitrage

Join our presenters as they guide you through each of these strategies and address the various risks to consider when investing in hedge funds. In addition, learn about historical returns and volatility profiles. To aid in guiding participants, hedge fund managers will demonstrate the steps involved in executing a trade within each strategy.

What You Will Learn:

  • The basics of a hedge fund.
  • The most common types of equity hedge fund strategies.
  • Major market trends within these strategies.
  • The steps of executing a short sale.
  • How hedge fund managers execute transactions within each of the featured strategies.

Who Should Participate:

  • Chief Financial Officers
  • Senior Investment Officers
  • Treasurers
  • Trustees
  • University foundation officers

Meet the Presenters:

  • Francie Heller
    Senior Managing Director
    Bear, Stearns Securities Corp.
  • Jeff S. Marcus
    Senior Managing Director
    Bear, Stearns Securities Corp.

Course Information:

  • Course Level: Advanced
  • Length: 100 minutes
  • Prerequisites: none  


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Nonmember: $29.00