.Praise for Hedge Fund of Funds Investing: An Investor’s Guide
by Joseph G. Nicholas
“Hedge funds of funds are at the leading edge of the broad move into hedge investing by the mainstream of private wealth management.
wouldn’t buy a new home just because it looked good from the
outside. We would do a thorough walk-through first. We’d examine the fur-
nace, check for a leaky roof, and look for cracks in the foundation.
Mutual fund investing requires the same careful investigation. You need
to give a fund more than a surface-level once-over before investing in it.
Knowing that the fund has been a good performer in the past isn’t enough
to warrant risking your money. You need to understand what’s inside its
portfolio—or how it invests.
The Investment Company Products/Variable Contracts Products Limited Representative Qualification Examination
(Test Series 6) is a 100-question multiple-choice examination. A maximum of 135 minutes testing
time is allowed for candidates to complete the examination. The passing grade is equal to 70% of the total
number of questions on the examination. Candidates will be required to correctly answer 70 of the 100 questions
on the examination to receive a passing grade.
To quantify the impact of luck on mutual fund performance, we use the False Discovery
Rate (F DR) introduced by Benjamini and Hochberg (1995) in the statistical
literature. The F DR measures the proportion of lucky funds among the funds with significant
estimated alphas. We extend this methodology by developing a new approach
which allows us to separately compute the F DR among funds with significant positive
estimated alphas (called hereafter the best funds) and funds with significant negative
estimated alphas (called hereafter the worst funds)....
Thus, the study of mutual funds in emerging markets is overdue for those who need a
fuller understanding of their investment conditions. In addition, this would allow an out-of-
sample test to challenge existing asset pricing models and lead to the development of new
This study seeks to shed light on mutual fund investment in emerging markets and
specifically focuses on three issues: performance, determinants of performance and the role
of liquidity on performance and performance measure.
Research purpose of this dissertation is to research systematically the state management scientific basis for State budget-funded investments projects for higher education & training and postgraduate education & training in Vietnam. On that basis, it is to establish and propose viewpoints, solutions in order to enhance efficiency of the State management on State budget-funded investments projects for higher education & training and postgraduate education & training meeting new requirements and tasks in the educational career development of the country.
Research purpose of this dissertation is to research systematically the state management scientific basis for State budget-funded investment projects for Higher education and Postgraduate education in Vietnam. On that basis, it is to establish and propose viewpoints, solutions in order to enhance efficiency of the State management on State budget-funded investment projects for Higher education and Postgraduate education meeting new requirements and tasks in the educational career development of the country.
Chapter 4 "Mutual funds and other investment companies" presents the following content: services of investment companies, net asset value, types of investment organizations, investment policies, costs of investing in mutual funds, exchange traded funds, a first look at fund performance,...
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The bull market of the late 1990s created significant wealth, yet subse-
Tquent bear market years diminished many investor portfolios. Natu-
rally, investors find the concept of shrinking assets to be unacceptable
and seek ways to generate greater wealth. Emulating the best practices
of the world’s most successful investors has led to increasing “retailiza-
tion” of hedge funds, funds that formerly were available only to the
world’s richest individuals.
Investors in common stock use net income as a key measure of
profitability, but the custom in REIT world is to use funds from
operations (FFO). The historical preference for FFO rather than
net income relates to the concept of depreciation. The Securities
and Exchange Commission (SEC), under federal securities laws,
requires that all publicly traded companies file audited financial
CHAPTER 9 The Time Is Now for Equity Market Neutral. As is the case with convertible arbitrage and fixed-income hedge fund investing, equity market neutral is characterized as a relative value strategy. However, it is not pure arbitrage; this strategy generally trades on the differences in value across a wider range of less closely related securities
1. Inflation targeting is becoming the monetary policy framework of choice in a
growing number of emerging market and developing countries. This paper examines the
experience of non-industrial inflation targeting countries to review the implications for the
Fund’s approach to surveillance, technical assistance, and the design of conditionality in
Fund-supported programs. For this examination, the paper uses macroeconomic data,
technical assistance reports, and a new survey of central banks in selected emerging markets....
CHAPTER 10 Long-Short Strategies in the Technology Sector. This chapter examines how investors can take advantage of the opportunity to profit from hedge fund investing in the technology sector. Over the years, technology-focused hedge funds have turned in outstanding performance numbers while minimizing risk in the most volatile segment of the market.
very month, it seems, Wall Street comes up with some newfangled
investment idea. The array of financial products (replete with 164-page
prospectuses) is now so dizzying that the old lumpy mattress is starting to
look like a more comfortable place to stash the cash. But there is one relatively
new product out there definitely worth looking at. It’s something of a
cross between an index mutual fund and a stock, and it’s called an exchangetraded
fund, or ETF.
This much-needed book, from a selection of top international experts, fills a gap by providing a manual of applied quantitative financial analysis. It focuses on advanced empirical methods for modelling financial markets in the context of practical financial applications.Data, software and techniques specifically aligned to trading and investment will enable the reader to implement and interpret quantitative methodologies covering various models.
The investment game has changed over the past two decades. Historically,
the challenge facing investors has been to identify good investments.
While that’s obviously still important, investors increasingly
recognize that that alone isn’t enough. Five good mutual funds can still
make a bad portfolio, or at least one that’s inappropriate for a given investor’s
goals. It’s becoming clear that investors must move beyond good
versus bad investments and toward appropriate or inappropriate usage of
investments, taking into account their time horizons and risk tolerance.
Many investors are perfectly satisfied with the more traditional investing
opportunities: They build solid portfolios containing individual
stocks and bonds, mutual and exchange-traded funds, and so forth, and are
generally content to let investment counselors manage their accounts. Other
investors, however, prefer to take a more active role: Perhaps they want to
manage their accounts themselves or broaden their investment horizons
(and increase their potential returns) by delving into more volatile markets...
Over the last decade, I co - founded two U.S. investment partnerships as
chief investment ofﬁ cer (CIO), undertaking direct responsibility for
delivery of superior returns to partners. Investment partnerships that mainly
trade in securities are loosely called hedge funds, or simply funds, irrespec-
tive of whether they actually hedge to reduce risks. While venture capital
funds, such as venture funds in Silicon Valley, are basically U.S. investment
partnerships, they are considered a distinct breed from hedge funds. ...