Handbook of Hedge Funds (The Wiley Finance Series) by François-Serge Lhabitant

By François-Serge Lhabitant

A entire consultant to the burgeoning hedge fund industry
Intended as a finished reference for traders and fund and portfolio managers, guide of Hedge money combines new fabric with up-to-date info from Francois-Serge L’habitant’s different winning hedge fund books. This booklet good points updated regulatory and historic details, new case reports and exchange examples, special analyses of funding recommendations, discussions of hedge fund indices and databases, and pointers on portfolio building.
Francois-Serge L’habitant (Geneva, Switzerland) is the pinnacle of funding examine at Kedge Capital. he's Professor of Finance on the collage of Lausanne and at EDHEC company university, in addition to the writer of 5 books, together with Hedge money: Quantitative Insights (0-470-85667-X) and Hedge money: Myths & Limits (0-470-84477-9), either from Wiley.

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10 Breakdown of hedge funds by size. E. 5 billion The geographic evolution is also instructive. For many years, the presence of the largest, most liquid stock market in the world combined with the greatest pool of investment talent resulted in the United States dominating the hedge fund scene in terms of assets managed, number of hedge funds and sources of invested capital. But as the US market matured, Europe started to emerge as a valid alternative and gradually became the new focus for hedge fund management companies.

But as the US market matured, Europe started to emerge as a valid alternative and gradually became the new focus for hedge fund management companies. Although US managers still control almost three-quarters of the global assets of the hedge fund industry, Europe is now at the leading edge of the industry’s growth and appears to be avid in its quest for hedge funds. Since 2000, substantial amounts of capital have moved into European single-manager hedge funds, both new and existing. e. a growth figure of over 25% in 2005 (compared to almost 100% in 2003 and 50% in 2004).

5 THE ASIAN AND RUSSIAN CRISES (1997–1998) The 1997 Asian crisis had its roots in the collapse of the Mexican financial markets in 1994, which was followed by an aggressive IMF-led and US Treasury-sponsored rescue early in 1995. The success of the rescue established the model whereby the US Treasury and the IMF worked in tandem to ensure financial stability in emerging markets. During the following two years, a speculative bubble gradually developed in Asia, where the emerging markets of Thailand, Indonesia, Korea and Taiwan had come to be seen as economies with unlimited upside potential.

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