Alternative Assets - Part 4 (2018)

Alternative Assets - Part 4 (2018)

Overview

This eCourse consists of two Modules. Module 1 describes the benefits and shortfalls of various measurements of risk and return and highlight the way in which an investor can examine alternative opportunities. We look at how it is possible to separate measurements of return which are “skill-based” from those due to overall market movements and how a potential investor can distinguish between “good” and “bad” hedge fund investments.

Module 2 covers hedge fund investing styles. It examines the key differences between such styles in terms of market exposure, required leverage, correlation to major markets, and gives a description of the key categories. It also briefly examines the topic of hedge fund factor analysis and replication.

Objective

On completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Compare the performance of hedge funds to other asset classes
- Identify the key measures of hedge fund risk
- Recognise the issues involved in evaluating hedge funds
- Recognise how hedge fund returns are related to market movements
- Classify the major hedge fund investment styles and their different characteristics, market exposure, and leverage requirements

Content

Module 1: Hedge Funds - Investing
Topic 1: Hedge Fund Performance
Topic 2: Hedge Fund Risk
Topic 3: Evaluating Hedge Funds

Module 2: Hedge Funds - Strategies
Topic 1: Hedge Fund Strategies & Performance
Topic 2: Relative Value Trading
Topic 3: Event Driven Strategies
Topic 4: Directional Strategies
Topic 5: Other Hedge Fund Strategies

Details

Code
TEPAI18000901
Venue
ePlatform
Language
English
Level
Intermediate
Hours
SFC:2.0, PWMA:2.0
Fees
All Member: HK$560
Staff of Corporate Member: HK$560
Non-Member: HK$780